Fun with color: Marl

 The colors I chose for my Moxie, Logwood + Bittersweet, are a perfect match for New England foliage, in fact its exactly the shades of  whats happening to the maple tree just outside my window right now. bittersweetlogwood

The brilliant orange Bittersweet is tempered just enough by the purple-y grey Logwood, proving that once again nothing does color the way nature does. The Swans Island Natural Colors Fingering weight yarn comes in 26 beautiful naturally dyed colors + the 2 undyed Pure Blends colors (wouldn’t you love to see those marl together?) and the possible combinations are inspiring. Some of my favorites:

Bittersweet + Beetrootbittersweet beetroot

Beetroot + Sky Bluebeetroot sky blue

Tarragon + Tealtarragonteal

Early Thyme + Oysterearly thymeoyster

Lupine + Bittersweetlupinebittersweet

Oyster + Indigooysterindigo

Logwood + Oysterlogwoodoyster

Lupine + Beetrootlupinebeetroot

And that is just playing mix and match with 10 shades. I didn’t even begin to imagine what happens when you combine 3 or 4 different colors and start to play with color blocking…

Moxie is knit in an easy going 5 stitches/1″ gauge, easily matched by most worsted or DK weight yarns. If the marl look is not your preference the Swans Island Natural Colors Merino Worsted comes in all the same shades as the fingering weight and knits at exactly the same gauge. I’m thinking there is nothing as timeless as a perfect navy sweater…



All photos in this post are © Swans Island


This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Fun with color: Marl

  1. Cassy says:

    Wow. Excellent color palette. I want to put Early Thyme and Teal together in something…