So, let’s talk about our beautiful colour palette and its inspiration. Both the Shetland and the Norfolk Horn fleeces provide natural, fawn-grey shades, compared to the rich and creamy tones of the Blue-faced Leicester.Read More
Therefore, the yarn base is an overall pale, heathered ivory – or South Cornish sandy, pebbled colour, not dissimilar to the natural Norfolk Horn. Over this we have added a deep gold, more reminiscent of the north Cornish beaches and a glorious sunny day. Next we decided to include a pinkish grey which picks up the pebbles, rocks and cliffs on a warm summer’s sunset. Then naturally the other component of a Cove is the sea itself and we have chosen no less than three sea and sky shades: a pale blue for the almost colourless sky on hot Cornish days and two deeper sea blues, shading from a pale calm turquoise to a deeper stormy teal. We hope that within this special colour palette you will be transported to our stunning Cornish seaside, come rain or shine!
Cove shade names are:
– Natural base: Beach = Treth
– Deep Gold: Dunes = Towan
– Pink Grey: Pebble = Kelester
– Pale Blue: Sky = Ebron
– Pale Turquoise: Wave = Mordon
– Deep Teal: Dark Sea = Dulas Mor
Importantly, for the yarn specification, we have, as ever, chosen a woollen spun base to add a longer life and more character. We decided to focus on two yarn weights, the ever popular 4-ply plus a lovely bulky version. Each of them will work to the normal, recommended needle size. However, if you give them a little freedom with an extra 0.5mm, they become softer and with more drape. Therefore, we would recommend taking the needle and crochet hook sizes up one or even two levels to get the best from this yarn.