Monday, October 12, 2015

Monet Inspired October Dream Club

Water Lilies (1906) by Claude Monet
Claude Monet was just a little bit obsessed with his water lily garden, don't ya think?  He painted approximately 250 oil paintings of it, capturing the garden from different angles, the lighting at various times of the day and the seasonally changing flowers and foliage.

But you can't blame him for wanting to capture those colors!  The gals at Dream in Color felt the same way, so Claude's colorful garden was their inspiration for the October Dream Club.

The October Dream Club pattern is a fingerless mitt, and you can choose between a crochet or a knit version.

Water Lilies - Crochet Version
The crocheted version is called Water Lilies and includes a decorative bobble stitch and a unique foundation chain to accompany the ribbing.  They are shorter than the usual fingerless gloves to keep your hand warm while giving your fingers extra room to move around. 
 
The knit version is called En Plein Air.  En Plein Air is a French expression that means "in the open air" and refers to standing outside to paint the landscape in front of you, a favorite style of Monet's.  The En Plein Air mitts are ready for any outdoor activity.  The longer section of ribbing at the wrist insures that they will not come untucked from your coat sleeves.  They also have subtle shaping on the hand to create a great fit, plus a decorative button/strap closure.

En Plein Air - Knit Version
The yarn is Dream in Color's Everlasting DK yarn, which is 100% Superwash Australian Merino wool.  The Monet inspired vibrant mix of blue, green, yellow, purple and white is an exclusive, limited edition color that is available only in the kit - and once it's gone, it's gone!

Bonus:  The October Dream Club kit is included in our Dream in Color 20% off sale, so the October Dream Club, like all of our Dream in Color yarns, is 20% off!

October Dream Club Yarn
Create your own artistic masterpiece with the October Dream Club kit!

Psst!  All of our previous Dream Club kits are sold out except the Elven Bosk Wrap (February 2015), the Sachy Hat & Mitts (November 2014) and the Less Variegated Something Autumnal shawl (September 2015).  Take a look before they're gone!

Happy Knitting . . . . Amy

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