Colour Inspiration - Growth
I'm continuing with my colour inspiration posts with the idea of not looking at a particular colour but having a particular theme to guide me. Next up in the series is Growth. As summer's warmth helps gardens and parks come alive with an abundance of green. After looking at Sunrise and Sunset and also Rainy Days, Growth seems like the perfect continuation. There are so many variations on greens in nature so this post explores green. Imagine yourself walking through a dark forest or sunbathing on the lush green grass in your local park.
I like to include an image I have taken that illustrates my inspiration for colour picking and I couldn't choose one. Two of these images were taken last year and one this year. The one on the left was taken in London's St James Park, which is just by Buckingham Palace. The one on the middle is from the flower borders of Bateman's the once home of Rudyard Kipling in Sussex. The one on the right is from Sydenham Hill Woods near where I live in South London. I love a walk through a well manicured garden or a wild woodland and this time of year is perfect for immersing yourself in nature.
My instant thought for projects inspired by nature is texture, texture, texture. Climbing vine like cables or curvy and zig-zag leaf edges and projects that combine various greens together to create a depth of colour.
For the list of colours pictured see below:
Växbo Lin – Lingarn in Leaf Green – 4ply 100g – 100% Linen. This 100% natural pure linen yarn, is certified with the Swedish Good Environmental Choice label (Bra Miljöval) because of its durability and environmentally friendly processing.
Black Elephant Wensleydale in Sage - 4ply 100g - 100% Wensleydale Wool. Wensleydale is a new addition to Black Elephant's yarns, this is a sock / 4ply weight 100% British pure wool, strong and hardwearing with a high twist.
Coopknits – Socks Yeah! in 127 Acinolite – 4ply 50g – 75% Merino 25% Nylon. A fabulous sock yarn with a gorgeous palette in a wide range of colours designed by Rachel Coopey. Socks Yeah! is hardwearing and can be machine washed at 30 degrees.
G-uld No.4 in Heather/Indigo LyIn20012g - Light 4ply 100g - 75% Falkland Merino, 25% Gotland wool. G-uld is a small indie natural hand-dyeing venture based in Bredsten, Denmark. G-uld is based on solid craftsmanship, with an understanding and respect for material, quality and nature.
Riverknits Chimera in Rainforest - 4ply 50g - 100% Bluefaced Leichester wool. Chimera is a magical hand-dyed marl entirely unique to RiverKnits! It is a smooth, 4Ply, worsted-spun 2-fold yarn with a lot of lustre and amazing softness.
Coopknits – Socks Yeah DK in 210 Aecus – DK 50g – 75% Superwash Merino, 25% Nylon. Socks Yeah! DK is a fabulous, hardwearing yarn with a high twist and a brilliant stitch definition in a gorgeous palette of 10 colours.
Black Elephant Merino Singles in Petroleum - 4ply 100g - Superwash Merino Wool. Ranging from the deepest rich shades to soft soothing hues - Petra's sense of colour is amazing!
Tukuwool DK in Lehto - 100g DK - 100% Wool. Spun and dyed in Finland from 100 % Finnish wool, Tukuwool DK is a woolen spun two-ply yarn which is a delight to knit.
G-uld No.4 Minis in Heather/Indigo LyIn20092g - Light 4ply 100g - 75% Falkland Merino, 25% Gotland wool. G-uld is a small indie natural hand-dyeing venture based in Bredsten, Denmark. G-uld is based on solid craftsmanship, with an understanding and respect for material, quality and nature.
Hillesvåg - Tinde in 2134 Gressgrønn - DK 100g - 100% Norwegian Pelsullgarn. Traditionally spun by the family owned mill Hillesvåg, in lustrous Norwegian Pelt wool, Tinde is an DK weight yarn in a colour palette which richness is unlike anything else.
Hey Mama Wolf Sockyarn #04 in Japanese Indigo - 4ply 100g - 80% Wool 20% Ramie. Naturally dyed Sockyarn #04 is not strengthened with nylon but with ramie! Ramie is one of the strongest natural fibres and it exhibits even greater strength when wet.
Stranded Dyeworks in Plant Parent- 4ply 100g - 80% Superwash Bluefaced Leichester Wool, 20% Nylon. Jude of Stranded Dyeworks creates smooth colour transitions and speckles that truly pop. With an eye for detail Stranded Dyeworks pays just as much attention to the environmental impact of their yarns as they do their beautiful colours.
Norne Yarn BFL/Silk/Cashmere Fingering in Yggdrasil - 4ply 100g - 70% Bluefaced Leicester Wool 20% Silk 10% Cashmere. This fibre blend beautifully compliments Norne Yarn's colour palette inspired by Norse Mythology, combining the deepest of hues with a lush softness and shine.
Garthenor Preseli in Copse - 4ply 50g - Garthenor’s mission is to promote and provide a variety of sustainable, organic and British yarns in an ecologically responsible way.
Riverknits Chimera in Earth - 4ply 50g - 100% Bluefaced Leichester wool. Chimera is a magical hand-dyed marl entirely unique to RiverKnits! It is a smooth, 4Ply, worsted-spun 2-fold yarn with a lot of lustre and amazing softness.
Fyberspates Vivacious 4ply in 621 Gecko - 4ply 100g - 100% Superwash Merino. A high twist superwash Merino, hand dyed in Peru and spun to perfection as a light weight multipurpose yarn perfect for showing off lace and cabled knits.
Stolen Stitches Nua Sport in Frog on the Wall - Sport 50g - 60% wool, 20% linen and 20% yak. Merino provides a soft, squishy, and versatile base. Yak adds a unique silkiness to the yarn that knitter fingers will simply love. Finally, linen, a fibre with a deep history in Irish culture, adds stength and durability.
Garthenor Beacons in Wild Olive - DK 50g - 100% Organic Wool from British Breeds. Garthenor’s mission is to promote and provide a variety of sustainable, organic and British yarns in an ecologically responsible way.
Hillesvåg Sølje in 2134 Gressgrønn - 4ply 100g - 100% Norwegian Pelt Wool. Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk AS is a traditional Norwegian family owned wool spinning mill founded in 1898. Spun from fibre from the Norwegian pelssau breed.
Black Elephant Suri Cloud in Verdigris - Lace 50g - 74% Suri Alpaca, 26% Silk. The Suri Cloud fullfills all your fluffy needs, and is a wonderful alternative for any project calling for Kidsilk or Mohair Lace yarns