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Published on September 9th, 2015 | by Jenni

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Inspiration station: Colour Stories – Seventies

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This week we’re all about ladies trends for autumn/winter 2015, so it’s only fitting that our color palette is full of the shades that are trending on the high street and catwalks right now. Roll in shades of the seventies…

Inspiration station: Colour Stories - Seventies

1. Adriafil Soffio Plus in Aviation Blue

A rare find! Adriafil Soffio Plus is a mohair/wool/acrylic blend in a worsted/aran weight. Knitting on 4.5-5mm needles, this will make up into stunning garments and super soft, warm accessories!

Inspiration station: Colour Stories - Seventies

2. BC Garn Loch Lomond Washed in LL13

Stunning Scottish yarn, BC Garn Loch Lomond Washed is a gentle tweed that is soft and easy to knit. Gorgeous jewel shades mingle with earthy tones that reflect the stunning Scottish Highlands landscape. Knits on 4-5mm needles, perfect for any DK or light worsted weight pattern. This yarn is a gorgeous choice for toasty cardigans, warm jumpers and accessories.

Inspiration station: Colour Stories - Seventies

3. GGH Suri Alpaka in Safran

GGH Suri Alpaka is an elegant yarn made from 100% Suri alpaca – a rare breed of alpaca that produces a wool with a beautiful, silky sheen. Brushed for extra volume, this sport weight yarn is so light that you’ll only need 150-200g to make a super-light sweater. Choose from a pallette of gorgeous, rich and delicate shades.

Inspiration station: Colour Stories - Seventies

4. Lang Cashmere Premium in 0159

Inspiration station: Colour Stories - Seventies

An absolute treat – Lang Yarns Cashmere Premium is not only exquisitely soft and spun with the finest cashmere, but the colour palette is a mixture of undyed natural tones and “colours of nature” shades created by using natural dyes from weld, cochineal, logwood, rhubarb and walnut. Knits up on 3.5-4.5mm needles, perfect for most DK weight patterns.

5. West Yorkshire Spinners Bluefaced Leicester in Ecru – On Sale

Inspiration station: Colour Stories - Seventies

A favourite in the Smiles team, West Yorkshire Spinners Bluefaced Leicester Roving Yarn knits up on 4mm needles (aran weight) and is perfect for felted accessories like gorgeous bags and hats!

6. Rowan Big Wool Silk in Book

We’re very excited about Rowan Big Wool Silk, the 70% wool/30% silk blend, super chunky yarn, destined to deliver superb definition and texture to all those stunning super chunky knits! If you love Big Wool, then this will add an extra dimension to your super chunky knitting – think cabled cardies, jumpers, scarves and cowls with the addition of delicious silk!

Inspiration station: Colour Stories - Seventies

Fancy discovering some patterns in these shades? Head over to our Pinterest page for pattern inspiration!

Inspiration station: Colour Stories - Seventies

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is a craft fanatic with a love of sewing and an obsession with knitting bows. She loves baking cupcakes, discovering new countries and fashion.


Last updated: September 9th, 2015.

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