Color Story: Hawthorne

One of my very favorite things about fiber arts is playing with color. My project is the canvas, and the yarn is the paint. The array of color combinations are truly infinite, and provide an endless source of creative joy as you create your unique color story.

We took two of our favorite patterns and reknit them in more colorful options featuring our Hawthorne and Chroma yarns.

Knit Picks Hawthore Hand Painted yarn

First up, the Catamaran Shawl. Originally, we knit it in a lovely, subdued range of grays in our Lindy Chain yarn. And it’s lovely! But you know what – it’s wet and gray and rainy here in the Pacific NW, and we need some color in our lives.

Catamaran Shawl knitting pattern from Knit Picks

So color we did! In Hawthorne Kettle in Poseidon and Hawthorne Speckle in Italian Ice, the shawl shimmers and sparkles with new life!

Catamaran Shawl Knitting Pattern from Knit Picks

A few more Hawthorne color combo ideas to whet your appetite:

Hawthorne Hand Painted yarns from Knit Picks

Hawthorne Kettle in Serpent and Hawthorne Multi in Woodlawn

Hawthorne Hand Painted yarns from Knit Picks

Hawthorne Speckle in Tie Dye and Hawthorne Multi in Happy Valley

Hawthorne Hand Painted yarns from Knit Picks

Hawthorne Multi in Vancouver and Hawthorne Kettle in Slate

Hawthorne Hand Painted yarns from Knit Picks

Hawthorne Speckle in Blueberry and Hawthorne Multi in Goose HollowHawthorne Hand Painted yarns from Knit Picks

Hawthorne Speckle in Berry Smoothie and Hawthorne Multi in Parkrose

Hawthorne Hand Painted yarns from Knit Picks

Hawthorne Multi in Willamette and Hawthorne Kettle in Goddess

Next up for a makeover: the Vitta Cowl, originally knit in a classy, subdued palette in our Alpaca Cloud Lace yarn.

Vitta Cowl knitting pattern from Knit Picks

We decided to go with rainbow goodness (because rainbow, ALWAYS), and took it one step further by mixing two different yarn lines. We chose Chroma Fingering in Groovy and Hawthorne Speckle in Tie Dye.

Vitta Cowl knitting pattern from Knit Picks

Hawthorne Speckle and Chroma yarn from Knit Picks

Chroma in Lupine and Hawthorne Speckle in Jupiter.

Chroma and Hawthorne Kettle yarns from Knit Picks

Chroma in Sugar Cookie and Hawthorne Kettle in Turkish Delight

What fun color combos have you tried lately? Do you mix and match yarns?


6 comments

  1. Julie V / February 27, 2017

    How about a post with Hawthorne colors as the base for the popular Find Your Fade Shawl? I struggle with color and would love to see some ideas for KP yarn. Especially with it’s price point, so much more justifiable than other expensive options (and the colors are better too!).

    • Heidi / February 28, 2017

      I’m glad you asked about Fade colors, Julie! Keep an eye out for this Thursday’s email … I think you’ll like it. 🙂

    • Audrey / February 28, 2017

      +1 on Julie V’s comment

  2. Betty Field / February 27, 2017

    Bugga the mind boggles.. I will never sleep tonight wandering what I can do now with all the yarn I have bought off you especially the sock yarn.

  3. Wiberg2006 / February 28, 2017

    I love the Hawthorne colors! You have done such a great job with them. Love this post.

  4. Michelle Hanson / March 3, 2017

    Maybe it’s just my monitor, but the color paired with Berry Smoothie looks more like Rose City than Parkrose. I have a skein of Rose City that I’m planning to pair with Cosmic Speckle for a pair of Hessian Boot Socks from one of the Jane Austen Knits magazines; maybe I’ll try the leftovers with Berry Smoothie….