by Ysolda January 24, 2020

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White woman wearing a dark blue sweater with a yellow and light blue patterned yoke, standing on a pebble beach with her hands behind her head

Threipmuir features a very unusual yarn. Celtic Colours is a crunchy, rustic single ply spun from Irish Jacob fleece. The colours are all overdyed on naturally light or dark grey, creating a unique palette of light and dark pairs. 

Collage of bundles of yarn, paired in light and dark colours

We've sold out of the dark blue used in Threipmuir, and aren't currently able to restock it, but realising that got me thinking about how to combine the beautiful, unique shades of Celtic Colours that we do have in stock.

Dark green, yellow and blue swatched detail of the threipmuir swatch photographed with the yarn colours wrapped around driftwood sticks

Firstly we have both the blue on light grey and yellow on light grey shades used as the original contrast colours, so I put them together with the closest dark colour - green on dark grey.

Black woman with short hair and glasses wearing a dark greenish black threipmuir with blue and yellowish green yoke

You can see the look on the overall sweater here, I think I actually like this version better than with the original dark blue. 

Collage of a Black woman and a white woman both with curly hair wearing the same threipmuir sweater

Bex made Threipmuir in red on dark grey, red on light grey, and yellow on dark grey. We're also out of the red on dark grey, but I love how these two contrast colours look paired with purple on dark grey — it plays off olive shade of the yellow on dark grey in a really interesting way.

 

Lastly I put together a totally different look using a lighter shade as the main colour.

This is the undyed light grey paired with orange on light grey and orange on dark grey as the contrast colours. These contrast colours were much more successful when the light orange was used as CC2.

 

Inspired to knit Threipmuir now? The pattern is worked top down, seamlessly, and includes 13 sizes from a 38" to 60" finished chest measurement and is shown in these photos with between 2 and 4" of positive ease at the upper bust.

Find lots more inspiring projects on Ravelry, or instagram, and if you make Threipmuir don't forget to tag your photos #threipmuirsweater so we can see them. 

Ysolda

Ysolda designs knitting patterns, spent years teaching at events and loves to find new yarns and books to share.



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