The sky seems bluer... the colours brighter... There's just a certain clarity to the light.
You continue on your way through South Carolina and Georgia, and then you arrive in Florida and the transition is complete. Everyone is dressed in colourful shirts and tops, an intensely pink bougainvillea scrambles over a wall, bright green ferns nestle under swaying palm trees, and the ocean is an amazing turquoise colour.
And there were the colours we had been seeing, right there on the yarn store shelves – the same turquoise as the sea, the blue of the sky, the whites and royal blue colours of the yachts sailing out to sea.
Now we don't need to go down to the ocean to be reminded of those colours as they are right there in our sitting room, in these Derwent Cove Cushions. The bold diagonal stripe pattern captures the very essence of that perfect summer's day.
The pattern is knit in Garter Stitch taken from our Reversible Knitting Stitches book. This is an easy stitch to work so it won’t take you long to make a new set of cushions for your sitting room. The pattern features thick and thin stripes in four different colours, and each cushion looks slightly different depending on which colour starts the patterning.
And of course you can also work these in other colours, too. Make some Spring cushions in a verdant mix of fern greens and young oak leaves, or capture the colours of Autumn with the orange and red colours of crisp fallen leaves.
So what colours do you see from your window? Whether you make just one cushion or a whole set, it will bring those wonderful shades right into your living room.
For more details about this new pattern please click here.
Until next time – Happy Knitting!