The colour of this Helianthemum* called out to me at my local garden centre this week.
Beautiful, deep, rich, bold. Hmm, perhaps not suitable for a full sweater, but it would be lovely as a pop of colour in a shawl or scarf. My knitting mojo was getting into gear …
And then I remembered! I already have a lace scarf in this very colour!
Back in 2012, I attended a knitting workshop in Arnstein, Germany, and this scarf was the result. Knitted in Rowan kid-silk haze, it showcases 2 of the lace stitches and knitting techniques that we discussed on the day. It is where I learned to cast on using a crochet hook, a technique I now use all the time. I met some inspiring people and came home with some lovely memories – memories which were jogged at the garden centre by the colour of this little alpine flower.
Have you been reminded of a past knit by a colour you’ve seen while you’ve been out and about? I’d love to hear about it!
* for those who would like to know, the Helianthemum is ‘Bunbury’, perfect for pollinators!