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Nature’s Most Inspiring Colours To Knit With

Nature’s Most Inspiring Colours To Knit With

Take your lead from the world around you!

Knitting is such a personal hobby and you can easily adapt any knitting pattern to suit your favourite colour scheme. However, many of us tend to stick to our safe shades - our tried and trusted favourites. Look in your wardrobe, you’re sure to notice that you lean towards one shade more than others. While you can never have too many blue jumpers, we’ve highlighted a few hues that you might want to include when it comes to your new season projects. And they’re all inspired by Mother Nature. You go, girl!

Ravishing Reds

All of us have a red shade that complements our natural colouring whether that’s a bright toadstool red or a dusky sunset hue. How about the gorgeous red berries of our hedgerows or that final hurrah of autumn leaves?
Moss stitch jacket

Easy rib scarf

Retro cardigan

Perfect Plum

Venture further down the berry-lined path and you’ll find purple damsons, juicy blackberries and jewel-like plums. Often considered a safer choice for the autumn season, why not soften the look with a lighter shade or add a contrasting accent?
Super chunky shrug

Beginner’s super chunky cardigan

All-over lace cardigan

Yummy Yellows

A lot of people shy away from this most cheerful of colourways but the palette is just as broad as any other. From sunshine shades to warm mustards and deep golds, there’s a huge range of options. If you’re a bit nervous, use it as a contrast paired with a neutral background shade.
Bobble pattern sweater

Twist cowl

Long sleeve cardigan

Awesome Orange

A personal favourite of LK deputy editor Adrienne, orange can be zesty and bright like the citrus, rich like copper or burnished like the tips of a flame. Think of warming spices and delicious pumpkin soup, or a walk in the woods crunching leaves under your feet. Why not try an accessory if you’re unsure on committing to a full garment?
High neck jumper


Vine stitch lace hat and cowl

Beautiful Brown

Previously thought to be something of a murky shade, brown is actually one of the most diverse colours around. From glowing tans and bronze to deep, dark chocolate tones and spicy cinnamon, it makes a great alternative to black and navy, if you’re after an understated look.
Bramble stitch jumper

Fair Isle fingerless mittens

Tassel shawl

Nicely Neutral

Cream, stone, beige, camel and caramel, there are plenty of subtle neutral colours to off-set your brighter hues, including natural undyed wool. For a cooler, more wintry effect you can opt for misty greys, leaning towards icy shades of snowflake white or very pale blue.
Fisherman’s rib sweater

Flare sleeve jumper

Lace raglan sweater

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