It’s all just peachy, everywhere you look peach seems to be the “in” colour. Peach is a softer colour to wear than last year’s tangerine fashion and Peach itself can have tones of yellow, pink and red. There is usually a tone of peach to suit everyone, whether you have a classic English rose complexion, lightly tanned skin with peachy cheeks, or have darker olive or black skin.
Today on a lovely shopping jaunt with a dear friend, peachy colours were in all the shops, with beautiful tones and variations depending on the garment and the fabric. I was very tempted several times, but decided to have a look at home in my Gorgeous Yarns and see what I could knit or crochet for myself. I have found some interesting summer tops on Ravelry and I particularly like the Purl Solo pattern here for a notched hem tank top which is a free pattern. If you haven’t signed up for Ravelry yet, or don’t know much about it… it’s a free, online community of knitters and crocheters, with zillions of patterns, online chat groups, tips, techniques advice and more. Purl Solo is free to sign up to as well, they post newsletters regularly to your email box, and there is always a free pattern of some sort, not always yarny but always fun and inspirational. Just Peachy!
Gorgeous Yarns have several peachy colours which fit with this summer’s trend….
Nurturing Fibres eco-cotton DK have Sunkissed Coral and Sunglow which work beautifully together or on their own. Sunkissed coral is a darker, pinker shade, and Sunglow is a golden yellow peachy colour. The cotton is environmentally grown, and is the ideal fibre for hot weather.
Kettle Yarns Co. have Melon Balls and Sherbert in the Wimbledon DK which would make the Purl Solo notched tank top beautifully….and because its superwash merino, its perfect for summer in the UK over a tee shirt or blouse, and will take you into the autumn with a touch of luxury.
Both Kettle yarn co. and Nurturing Fibres are hand dyed, so there are gentle variations in the depth of colour which means your garment will have shades and tones. This makes it unique and very special.
Well, I’m still deciding which I might use for my summer project, what are you planning to make for this summer? Why not give one of these gorgeous yarns a try?
Bye for now,