Colour-block duck – right on trend

This duck looked like it was wearing the latest colour-block fashion – in the sunlight, the blue stripe had shimmers of teal and green running through it. Beautiful!

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I love the way the blue is edged by a dark stripe and then white. Very effective. A combination that would work well in a knitted or crocheted accessory, or even at the top of pockets perhaps?

I love the V shaped patterning of the feathers too, with their gradual increase in size and proportion. Like a delicate lacy shawl, knit top-down, culminating in a bold, sculpted border?

What has made you think of knitting this week? I’d love to hear about it!

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6 Responses to Colour-block duck – right on trend

  1. swissrose says:

    Mallards do have beautiful colouring depending on the light, don’t they?! “Our” kingfisher seems to have returned to the nearby woods, so he’d be a great inspiration! Plus I saw a bright yellow/green woodpecker ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    And this week, blue mountain skies with flocks of western jackdaws (as apparently ‘Dohle’ are known in English?!) circling over the village… yes, I could do something with that! But then mostsurroundings hold so many inspirational details of colour and form… have you seen Knitsonik’s fair-isle, including a road and an electronic gadget inspired sample?!
    Knitting on, Shetland aran wool and ‘Warriston’ ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. catterel says:

    Knit-a-duck week? Well, we have a robin singing sweetly among the roses, wearing his orange-red waistcoat, so that could be a start.

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