Sunday, April 17, 2016

celadon

Sources: My Little Fabric . Annie's Annuals . Peru's Nazca Lines . Kiwi by Matt & Myra Callan . Zulu & Zephyr Cacti 
Glazed pottery or pale pigment, celadon green is a color I just can't stop craving. This cool, calming shade of pale green is at once refreshing and crisp: think cucumber, green apples, and celery. For me, it invokes a feeling of water and earth combined, fresh shoots in spring, the mystery of a luna month and softly-tumbled seaglass buried in beach sand.

I've been looking for ways to incorporate this soft color in my wardrobe and now I'm dreaming of flowing, comfortable knitted layers paired with white for Spring. This color also carries well as a Winter pastel, pairing with rich, earthy browns like in the Hello Yarn Hidden Thicket colorway shown below. I have a sweater lot of this in stash to play with soon.


Want some celadon goodness all your own? Try these yarns from some of my favorite companies:



Yarn: O-Wash Sport
Colorway: Watermill

A tall glass of cucumber water. This environmentally conscious superwash option comes in a huge array of color, but I can't help falling for this soft, watery-based green that can be found in sport or the newer fingering weight. I'm thinking that a pullover tee may be in order, maybe Jessie's Girl?






Yarn: Quince & Co. Sparrow 
Colorway: Leek

Fresh cut celery and new shoots. I can't resist this one from perennial favorite Quince & Co. 100% organic linen grown in Belgium, this is a treat perfect for a pattern designed especially for it, like Brise.










Yarn: The Fibre Company Arcadia
Colorway: Summersweet

Like spanish moss and a ride down river. This yarn's tweedy flecks add character to a great blend of wool, alpaca and silk. In a DK weight it's a trickier wear for summer weather but might be just what I need in Fairchild.

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