Yarn to Set Your Summer to - Knitted Wit's "Omaha"
Can you remember a soundtrack that was the definition of your whole summer? It set the vibe for just about every occasion and it made you excited when you heard it? Since using Knitted Wits’ “Omaha” as one of Darn Yarn’s colors of the month, I have decided that this is the yarn I've set my summer to.
While its fiber makeup does not exactly scream summer, I think the colors are what really defines this yarn and pulls on that summer nostalgia. The yellow undertones of the brown make this colorway reminiscent of the 70’s, and the yarn as a whole gives a nod to the generation. When I first saw “Omaha” I knew it had to be crocheted with, and I typically do crochet with Knitted Wit because the twist is nice, sturdy and doesn’t split. I wanted “Omaha” to stand by itself, and while my first instinct was to make a granny square sweater with it, I decided that brown was not a color I wear very often and ended up making a little doily for my chair. I just had to cake it up and work with it right away.
The yarn is described as sock weight, but I would actually venture to say it’s a light DK. Although, if you are familiar with Knitted Wit bases, then you probably can expect what this looks and feels like as it is very comparable to the texture of the other bases. When I need strong sturdy yarn that will last an eternity, Knitted Wit is my go-to. If knitting is more your style, I think this yarn would look great in a criss-cross stitch, or chain link mesh. Of course though, whatever the yarn calls you to do will look best!