Monday, 21 August 2017

Bracken, heather, moss, thistle




Bracken, Heather, Moss and Thistle are names in a yarn range called Tweedy which I've been working with to make these Simple Mittens.

The yarn is DK weight, in a mix of cotton and premium acrylic. Recommend needle size is 4mm (US 6) and comes in balls 100g / 260m length. The rich colours of blue, green, pink and purple are accented by the natural cotton thread.


I was given this sample yarn by Stylecraft, enjoyed working with it and love the colours in the range. All of the plant varieties are found on and around the croft in varying amounts some more welcome than others...

Bracken


Bracken is a plant which was growing in abundance on the croft and we've been working to control the spread of it. Happy to say I enjoyed working with this yarn colour combination. The rich brown and golden colours are very much representative of bracken as it starts to die back at this time of year. There's a definite autumnal feel to the yarn colours.


Heather


Heather is in full flower just now in August here in Scotland causing the hills to have a soft glow of purple and pink. The Tweedy yarn colours are muted and perfectly reflect the pinks and mauve's of this abundant plant.


Moss



There's no shortage of mosses on the croft due to the high rainfall and wet peaty ground we have here. The yellowy greens through to the darker olive in this yarn are a match for the mosses. Haven't seen any blue moss though. But the blues in this palette do compliment the greens.


Thistle


The thistle has long been associated with Scotland and it's history. However, along with bracken, the thistle is a plant we have been attempting to control in parts of the croft where it was taking over.  The strong bold pink in this yarn is a very good match for the thistle flower and goes well with the vibrant green. A combination I like and will look forward to wearing these mittens to brightening up a dull winters day.

A lovely yarn to work with, interesting names and bold colours...




6 comments:

  1. Beautifully seasonal! I especially love the second photo.
    Cheers, Gail.

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    1. Thank you so much Gail. Hints of autumn arriving here all too soon...though forecast is for warmer weather this week...

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  2. What an utterly beautiful post - your photos are so lovely and I am smitten with the way you showed us the nature inspiration with the yarn. Super-lovely Julia xxxxxxxxx

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