Gorgeous Colours for Autumn.
What do you think of the Pantone London gorgeous colours for autumn 2017 ? I think there is something for everyone, and I like the way several colours can be combined for a unique look.
Have a look at our Gorgeous Yarns version, which do you like best?
I love the pale pink, and also the coppery peach colour. The curry yellow is a confident colour, great as an accent colour with the navy or perhaps black. These colours are starting to come into the shops and boutiques now, with new shapes for sleeves and hems. I have also noticed a trend for ties and bows on knitwear. The wrap “ballet style” cardigan shape is popular but if that’s not for you, then perhaps a tie either side of a hem or at the back of the neck.
Talking of Gorgeous Colours for Autumn, as you may have seen on my Facebook Gorgeous Yarns page I have been busy hand dyeing wool with natural colours taken from plants. I currently have some more rosemary dye “on the go” (gentle creamy yellow) with plans for some sumac bark (Rhus typhina) which can give an orange colour! Its so interesting to learn about the plants and the colours they give. The abundance of colour is everywhere, especially as we go into Autumn with nature at her best. The small amount of skeins I have plant dyed will be available at Forde Abbey Harvestfest initially but I hope to introduce these lovelies as an exclusive, limited edition in April next year, available on our website.
I have finished the Bordeaux shrug sample I have been knitting and I’m proud to say that it will be featuring in Simply Knitting in the run up to Christmas. It is knitted as a simple (sort of) rectangle, with short rib sleeves picked up and knitted top down. Perfect as a snuggly cover up over a blouse or light jumper, it is also perfect to wear with a dress at Christmas. Knitted in Pirkka Lanka this time, the new pattern will be available here from tomorrow until the magazine is published. Then only available in the magazine. Why not get ahead and get the pattern and yarn this weekend and start your autumn knitting. The bottom left 2 yarns in our Gorgeous Colours for Autumn palette are both Pirkka Lanka from a range of beautiful saturated colours.
What are your creative plans with gorgeous colours for autumn? Let us know in the comments…..
Bye for now,