Color Inspiration Thursday: Ring of Brodgar

One of my favorite places in the world is Scotland. My husband, Brett, and I went there on our honeymoon 20 years ago, and I have longed to go back ever since (or, even better, move there permanently 😀 ).

The screensaver on my computer is a National Geographic photograph of the Ring of Brodgar, a stunning neolithic ring of standing stones on the Mainland, the largest island in Orkney.

The Ring of Brodgar, from National Geographic

So, as colors sometimes do, this one got stuck in my head and I wanted to translate it onto yarn.


The Ring of Brodgar is a rich blend of browns, grays, olives, rust and gold hues. It looks really fabulous in colorwork projects, with a tonal solid compliment.

I knit a lovely scarf, Barb’s Koigu Ruffle with Sunna in Ring of Brodgar a few years ago, which is a fantastic and fun pattern for variegated yarns.

And yes, in the midst of the awful heat we’re having in Virginia these days, I do have Autumn on the brain, as the last two Color Inspirations colorways would indicate :-D. Dreaming of cool weather, falling leaves, crisp air, and sweaters!


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