CH 182: Playing with colour: Designing Hundred Acre Wood

Welcome to our second session of Camp Curious! I start off today’s episode by recapping my visit to Pomfest Birthday Celebrations for Pom Pom magazine last weekend…it was such a lovely occasion I couldn’t resist. I also talk about all the ways that colour influences the design process, some sources of colour inspiration, and how colour requirements made the design process for the Hundred Acre Wood Shawl especially interesting, challenging and rewarding.

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Alongside an eclectic yarn range, which includes Hazel Knits, Icelandic Lopi & CoopKnits, we stock a carefully chosen selection of needles and notions. We’ve also recently launched ‘hand dyed by meadowyarn’, our very own in-house, hand-dyed yarn range. Working in our tiny dye studio, nestled in the Suffolk countryside, we are able to indulge our love of colour, producing complex tonal, kettle-dyed shades across a range of weights and bases. With regular updates our collections evolve and grow, inspired by the landscape and people around us.

AYS is a wool boutique specializing in hand dyed yarns and luxury fibres from around the world. You’ll always find a well curated collection of yarns and colors on the shelves and a friendly knowledgeable staff on hand. Some of our favorite brands include Hedgehog Fibres, SweetGeorgia Yarn, Julie Asselin, Shibui Knits and The Fibre Co. You can find A Yarn Story on Walcot Street in Bath or online at

What’s in the WIP:

Starting Point Joji Locatelli

Confetti by Veera Välimäki

Voolenvine Yarn

Yarn Ink

Show Links:

Garthenor Organic Wool

Biches & Bûches Atelier


The little garden pattern by Junko Okamoto

Moeke Yarns Heritage

La Bien Aimee

Snowmelt Shawl

Laine Magazine

Hey Mama Wolf Yarn

The Wool Kitchen

Julie Asselin

Sprite’s Fen Shawl

Viola Yarns

Camp Curious:

The Big Participation Thread on Ravelry

Speckled Fade by Stephen West

Find your Fade by Andrea Mowry

Mary Jane Mucklestone

Curious Handmade episode on Colour Theory and Knitting Insight Tool

Hundred Acre Wood Shawl

Little Skein in the Big Wool


Boyland Knitworks

Little Bobbins Podcast

Dingo Dyeworks Podcast

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Magazine Covers with Helen Stewart on it and a knitted shawl wrapped around her neck and shoulders