Featured Colourway: Redwood Peony

It seems that spring may be finally here in the Georgian Bay area. We are getting some consistent double-digit temperatures and the harbour is beginning to open up. Yes, we still have quite a bit of ice on the bay and a bit of snow in shady spots. 

Daffodils and crocuses are beginning to peek out the ground, only about a month behind what we are used to. Another sign of spring can be found here, my mother has taken residence out in her garden. So it seemed appropriate to feature Redwood Peony this week, an homage to my mother's garden.

So pink. Pink is a really tricky colour. With only 20 permanent colourways, I really needed to optimize my choices to please the most number of people possible. A couple of colourways snuck through the initial cut, even though I knew that they wouldn't be universally loved. Redwood Peony was one of those colourways. For me, it was important to offer something soft and beautiful, not just only strong and saturated colourways. 

A peony from my mother's garden located on Redwood in Parry Sound inspires this soft pink colourway.

A peony from my mother's garden located on Redwood in Parry Sound inspires this soft pink colourway.

Without treading on too stereotypical grounds, this colourway screams little girl and baby knits. But, for those who dressing little girls in pink brings on nausea and indignation, try it paired with squall in a striped pattern!

Scroll down for some more of my pattern ideas for this colourway. And as usual, for the week all Redwood Peony is $2 off per skein or top.

How perfect would Pepper by Elena Nodel look with Squall and Peony. Image courtesy of Elena Nodel.

How perfect would Pepper by Elena Nodel look with Squall and Peony. Image courtesy of Elena Nodel.

I love the softer nature of Redwood Peony on the Hennessy Bases. This worsted weight shawl would be lovely in Peony knit from the Hennessy Aran base. Image courtesy of Interweave Knits.

I love the softer nature of Redwood Peony on the Hennessy Bases. This worsted weight shawl would be lovely in Peony knit from the Hennessy Aran base. Image courtesy of Interweave Knits.

Peony in Kilcoursie Fingering would sub in perfectly for Hunter Hammersen's Anemochory pattern. Image courtesy of Hunter Hammersen.

Peony in Kilcoursie Fingering would sub in perfectly for Hunter Hammersen's Anemochory pattern. Image courtesy of Hunter Hammersen.