Colour prompts

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 centreΒ 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!


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8 Responses to Colour prompts

  1. suenevilleuk says:

    Such a beautiful colour and the scarf is so delicate and vibrant. Thanks for the inspiration!


  2. Beautiful colour! I’ve not heard of casting on using a crochet hook. Any advice for a newbie? πŸ™‚

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  4. Wendy Beckett says:

    Wow, i remember watching you every lunch time kitting that scarf and a few of us trying to win your affection to have the scarf.


  5. yarnsmithery says:

    Yes, it was good to know there would be plenty of offers to take it off my hands if I decided I didn’t like it after all! Thanks for commenting πŸ™‚


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