LolaBean Dream Bean

$ 36.99

When we decided to partner with Adella of LolaBean Yarn Co. for our first Knit Stars project wall, Shelley asked Adella, what is your dream "larn" (Lola's word for yarn). Together they developed a dreamy fingering-weight base of 80% merino + 10% cashmere + 10% silk. And "Dream Bean" was born! 

This listing is for LolaBean's hand-dyed colors on the "Dream Bean" base along with the solid colorways Adella curated, which were dyed by our friends in Peru to pair with her hand-dyed colors.

Fiber: 80% Superwash Merino / 10% cashmere / 10% silk
Weight/Length: 100g / 437 yards per skein
Care: Hand wash cold and lay flat to dry.

"Boxy" by Joji Locatelli

Boxy (shown on Loretta in color "Red Your Mind") is a very simple modern sweater, with a very wide body and skinny sleeves. A little short row section in the shoulders adds an interesting texture to the sleeves.

To fit bust sizes: 28/30, (32/34, 36/38, 40/42, 44/46, 48/50, 52/54)" you will need 4 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5) skeins of Dream Bean.

Pattern calls for US 4 (3.5mm) straight or circular needles for the body, and US 2.5 (3.0mm) circular needles or DPNs for the neckband and sleeves.

Find "Boxy" by Joji Locatelli on Ravelry.


"Misurina" by Caitlin Hunter

"Misurina" is a top down yoke sweater featuring lace, cables and colorwork for a trifecta of knitting techniques! The loose gauge and relaxed fit are both flattering and comfortable to wear. The body length is easily adjusted to suit your preference, and you can choose from a purl dot pattern or an eyelet pattern for the body.

We used solid Grey Day for our main color and hand-dyed Island Blue for our contrast color. 

This sweater is designed to fit with 6-9” (15-23 cm) of positive ease at the bust and 2-3” (5-7.5 cm) of positive ease at the upper arm. Pattern includes sizing for finished bust circumference from 36-72" (91.5-183 cm). 

For chest sizes 32"-56" (91.5-142.5 cm), you will need two skeins of your MC and one skein of CC. For chest sizes 56-72" (142.5-183 cm), you will need three skeins of MC and one skein of CC. 

"Sunrise Over Blue Skies" by Fatimah Hinds

"Sunrise Over Blue Skies" is easy to throw on and go, as comfortable as a sweatshirt with details that keep it neat and elegant. The color combinations are endless. We used hand-dyed Quagmire as Color 1 and solid Grey Day as Color 2. 

This sweater is designed to be worn with about 3" of positive ease.

Finished bust sizes: 32, 36, 40, (44, 48, 52) in / 81, 91, 102, (112, 122, 132) cm

Yardage Requirements:
Color 1 (top): 1, 1, 1, (1, 1, 2) skeins
Color 2 (bottom): 2, 2, 2, (3, 3, 3) skeins

Pattern calls for US 4 (3.5mm) 24" circular and DPN, and US 3 (3.25mm) DPN

Find "Sunrise Over Blue Skies" by Fatimah Hinds on Ravelry.

"Paint the Town" by Annie Baker Designs

"Paint the Town" is a colorwork scarf, knit from end to end using three colors of fingering weight yarn. This bias knit stockinette stitch design has striped sections and garter stitch borders. Instructions are included for both striped and solid scarves. 

To knit Paint the Town, you'll need 1 skein each of three colors. We used hand-dyed Goldrush, plus solids Grey Day and Olive You. Pattern calls for a US size 2.5 (3mm) needle.

Measurement after blocking:  17 inches (43cm) wide by 72 inches (183cm) long

Find "Paint the Town" by Annie Baker on Ravelry.