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Tuesday Treasures

Among the very first color inspirations for ModeKnit Yarn were minerals and gemstones.

 Amethyst crystals
Amethyst crystals

My background is in the jewelry business; I started working in jewelry stores when I was just out of college way back when, even though my degree is in theater and education. I even started the coursework to become a gemologist, but store management became my focus. By the summer of 2012, when I was downsized from my store, I had been in the jewelry business for more than 22 years at three different stores.

When Annie and I started ModeKnit Yarn, we thought colorways inspired by minerals and gemstones would be a great way to combine some of our interests and create some interesting color.


My favorite of all the Gemstone Colorways is Plum Jasper. I love the pink with streaks of black running through it. I actually have a stone pendant that looks very much like this yarn! I found it in a local thrift shop and it been a favorite ever since. I usually wear it on a long silver chain for a pop of color on a dark outfit. (I think I’ll wear it today!).

I’d love to knit up a cozy pink Plum Jasper scarf to wear all winter. Great for chasing away the winter blahs (although it’s been an absolutely fantastic fall. It’s bright and sunny today, with a high temp around 70!!!).

Here are some other mineral and gemstone colorways:

Our full range of colors can be found here on our website.

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See you tomorrow for some Wednesday knitting!

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