trillium color dreams

trillium color dreams

In celebration of our new limited edition Owl Tweet shade, Trillium, we thought we'd look back over our favorite Owl and Owl Tweet patterns and do a little daydreaming on what we'd love to knit up in this pretty grape purple-red:

Pairs well with…

Beatrice Perron Dahlen offered up Tread for our Scarves, etc 2014 collection that we released in early March of that year. Originally knitted up in Owl Barred and Papuan, this pieces is worked flat from the wide edge, with a pretty (and simple!) interlocking color motif that we love. What about working this up in Trillium and Sooty (Tweet), or Otus (Tweet)?

For our Scarves, etc 6 collection, published in January 2017, Ela Torrente designed Trictangle, two rectangles forming one large rectangular wrap. The triangles are shaped with short rows, and each triangle has its own striping pattern. The original palette of Owl in Steppe, Mesa, and Lagoon is quite stunning, but what about trying this with say, Trillium, Otus (Tweet), and Tyto (Owl)? Or Trillium, Hemlock (Owl), and Tawny (Owl)? (Love our compare colors tool!!)

Nascha, designed by Andrea Mowry for our Scarves, etc 5 collection in early 2016, combines Allagash (Tweet) and Abyssinian (Owl)—the Allagash could easily work as well with Trillium and be gorgeous. Or, try Trillium and Barred together for a deep palette with a subtle contrast.

trillium color dreams

left to right: Tread by Beatrice Perron Dahlen, Trictangle by Ela Torrente, Nascha by Andrea Mowry

Ultimate comfort

Rilla came from the brain of Bristol Ivy, which we published in September 2017. Originally worked up in Owl Abyssinian, a garter body and mirrored cable panels are made unique in the shaping, which occurs at the center yoke. Such a cool piece.

Whitney Hayward brought us (and you) her super cushy Carrington pullover, which we published in late October 2018. This pullover, shown in Sooty (Tweet) is great for throwing on in the fall or spring, it's got warmth for necks and hands (really good pockets on the front!) and short sleeves because, you know. In transitional weather, long sleeves aren't always the right thing.

Edith is now available as an individual pattern, but was included in Pam Allen's book Home: 18 Knittable Projects to Keep You Comfy that we published in December 2014. This ultra-luxurious cardigan was originally worked up in Owl Abyssinian.

trillium color dreams

left to right: Rilla by Bristol Ivy, Carrington by Whitney Hayward, Edith by Pam Allen


Chestnut is in Pam's most recent book, Plain & Simple: 11 Knits to Wear Every Day. Worked up in Owl Tawny, this allover cable beauty is a pretty straightforward project that looks amazing when finished.

Paulina Popiolek designed Topaz for our annual Shawls collection, published in late June 2017. Shown here in Owl Steppe, the garter body forms a squishy and soft canvas, allowing its sweet smocking motif to pop.

Quenna Lee's Wending is so clever, published in our Scarves, etc 4 collection from early 2015…here is a classic shale pattern made modern with short rows, creating a wave within a wave around the circumference of the piece. Shown here in Owl Abyssinian.

trillium color dreams

left to right: Chestnut by Pam Allen, Topaz by Paulina Popiolek, Wending by Quenna Lee

What will you knit with your Trillium?

Check out all of our Owl patterns here, and all of our Owl Tweet patterns here.

More sweet delights coming your way for 2020! And make sure you're getting our email updates for first word on what we're offering up.


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