Carbeth Colour

This spring has been very slow. And as yet a wee bit lacking in colour. But over the past few weeks I’ve been receiving cheer in many hues from the fabulous Carbeth Cardigans that have been springing up on Ravelry and Instagram.

When I saw Susie’s amazing Carbeth Cardigan yesterday, I knew I had to write this post. The combination of that rich purple with Susie’s glorious red hair is simply stunning and this photo is just full of springtime joy! And I must also mention that the cardigan’s cropped length works perfectly to show off the buckle Susie recently received when she completed the Viking 100 mile endurance challenge. Congratulations, Susie!

There are perhaps more yellow Carbeth Cardigans than any other colour – but yellow-y hues can be very various. I think the egg-yolk shade that Barbara chose for hers is particularly pleasing.

I love Allyson’s pairing of her citrus yellow cardigan with her red jeans . . .

. . . slipknotknit made her Carbeth in a superb greenish-yellow that immediately makes me think of this song by Louis Jordan . . .

. . . while Dana chose a fabulous and joyous acidic shade which I absolutely love.

Victoria knitted hers using two strands of her own Milburn DK , in the Moss shade, held double.

Elena also chose a quintessentially spring green for her Carbeth.

And the deep emerald shade of this Carbeth simply glows!

I am a big fan of red cardigans, and so, it seems, are many of you – like Karin!

A bold solid matched with stripes immediately feels like spring to me.

I think Petra might agree!

Everything Tania makes displays her fantastic colour sense and style. I love this particular combination of duck-egg breton stripes with a rusty orange cardigan and deep indigo denim.

There have been far fewer garments knitted in neutral and pastel shades, but those I’ve spotted have been very appealing.

Such as this one, in a beautiful soft blue.

Maria chose a shade of yarn with just the palest blush of pink in it, which suits her colouring absolutely perfectly, while Jennifer knitted an utterly gorgeous pair of Carbeth cardigans in springtime pastels for her daughter and herself.

And while this post is really all about the colour, I have to mention how immediately drawn I was to the wonderful pale grey Carbeth cardigan that Elin was wearing when I met her at Edinburgh Yarn Festival (great to meet you, Elin!)

. . . and how much I love the soft mid grey that Rie chose for hers.

But I think the prize for the most inspiring and lovely Carbeth cardigan has to go to Rachel, who, with help of a local yarn shop, was able to whip one up at lightning speed to provide some necessary warmth for a very special, but potentially chilly, occasion . . .

Her own wedding, in the woods!

Many congratulations, Rachel!

A huge thank you to all of the inpsiring knitters whose Carbeth cardigans are featured in this post.