COLOURS – FROM A PLACE YOU LOVE

Colours in the winter landscape in the northern part of Norway.

Which colours reminds you about a place you love? Is it one special colour, or is it many? And why do you love that place?

If you put together the answers to those questions, you will probably have a favourite colour palette.

The palette for the sweater Hjemover contains some of the colours in the winter landscape a place in the northern part of Norway, where Aud B grew up. The English word for Hjemover is homewards.

To put the colours together

In the sweater Hjemover, the white represents the snow. White is used as the main colour because it is easy to combine with other colours.

The contrast colours are alternating, but the grey and the green are more used than the other colours. They are both calm colours, which helps to stabilize the expression, and reminds about the winter green trees in north, and the stones.

The sky in north changes a lot from day to day and all day through. Sometimes the brightest blue, and sometimes greyer. The sun is low in the winter and paints the sky in all kind of pastel colours, especially in frosty weather. The yellow is an example of that.

The pattern site for sweater Hjemover from Aud B design.

To see more designs from Aud B, visit the online shop at audb.no. And for more inspiration, stay tuned to this blog and check it out.

HOW TO USE YARN WITH DIFFERENT DYE LOTS

Same yarn colour, but different dye lots?

Why not make it a part of the garments look?

On a sweater for example. Figure out if there is enough yarn of same dye lot to knit two sleeves of it. And if not, you might want to place it as a stripe on the yoke or the body. Or maybe you want to make something smaller?

Here is a tip for a hat. This hat is knitted with two different blue colours, one grey, and for the white part it is used three different dye lots.

The darkest colours are in bottom of the hat, and the lightest colours on top. So, the white yarn was sorted by which one was brighter. One can hardly see that they are different, and that was the point this time.

All the colours are knitted to the end of the thread and used up. Because of that the switching of colours will start on different places on the hat and make a softer impression of the shifts. Easy and fun.

White in three different dye lots.

Would you like to see more from Aud B? Check out the pattern shop here.