Sunday, June 05, 2011

Sunday Spotlight: evoke yarn and fabric

A interesting discussion Ravelry over the last few days got me thinking about the state of the Australian indie yarn dyers' industry. It also got me thinking about how I, myself, had strayed from my original intention of promoting local indie dyers.  Time to rectify matters. And so I introduce to you a very semi-regular blog feature; Spotlight Sunday.  A little time and place to shine the spotlight on some of my favourite Aussie indie dyers.

Where else to start but with one of my all time favourites; evoke! (formerly known as the yarn cafe)

I really love Elissa's style of dyeing. She creates a great mix of yarns and colourways; from stunning vareigateds to perfect semi- solids.  She has a wonderful eye for colour, and her colourways are always beautifully saturated.

The piece de resistant in Elissa's range would have to be her gradients. My personal favourite is the rainbow gradient which is THE yarn that inspired the Rainbow Dress. Seriously, look at that colour! 

Rainbow Dress knit in Evoke Rainbow Gradient on a 4 Bags Full base.
I thought I'd share with you a few photos of some of my favourite items I've knit with Evoke yarns to show you how beautifully it knits up.

Oriental Lily knit in  Evoke 4 Bags Full Merino, colourway 'Maia Jade'.

Little Hoodlum knit in Evoke hand-dyed WOOLganics, colourway 'Earthsky'

Ziggy knit in Evoke hand-dyed Treliske Merino, colourway Brassica.

You can check out more of the evoke colourways over on Elissa's website evoke yarn and fabric or her group on Ravelry


  1. A brilliant idea for a regular feature.
    I have so much to learn and will be reading with great interest. Thanks. Have a fab week.

  2. Thanks for this and keep it coming. I'm not a big knitter (I've done three of your patterns tho) and don't do the Ravelry thing very well, so have been terribly stumped re: where to buy yarn aside from Bendigo... More posts like this, then I'll hopefully have my next project. Hoping to tackle bloom... :)

  3. What a great idea, and I adore all those colors - just beautiful! I am looking forward to hearing about some other indi dyers too.


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