Color Inspiration: Glacier

I’m hoping to do multiple color inspiration sneak peeks this week as we head towards the New York Sheep & Wool Festival, to showcase at least a few more of the new colors coming to the show, and to my online shop when I get home.

Today it’s Glacier. I’m fascinated by glaciers; the history encased in their ice, and what scientists have been able to learn from them about earth’s past.


And I’m fascinated by photographs of glaciers, because they aren’t white at all. They’re such a mix of colors. White, yes. But also myriad grays, blues, aquas, charcoal. And it all changes with the weather ~ sunlight, overcast, storm. Each has such a different affect on the ice. There’s such depth of color, so interesting, and so different in every photograph.

For this colorway, I was going for some of the middle to deeper shades of softer blue tinged with gray I see in so many photographs.

Glacier, shown on STF Zalti (worsted, 100% Targhee)

I’ve managed to get this colorway on a number of bases. I really love it on all of them, but my current favorite is how it looks on Zalti, my newish 100% Targhee worsted weight, 100% made in the US yarn. It’s making its official debut at New York Sheep & Wool, and coming online thereafter.

Glacier on STF Zalti, and inspirations for this muted, soft gray-blue colorway

Glacier happened to be at the top of a bag of dyed yarn, and just below were two other relatively new colors. They look so pretty together, I immediately started imagining a softly-hued striped sweater in these three colors:

Glacier, Dappled, and Fog on STF Zalti, 100% Targhee Worsted weight, 100% U.S. yarn

A sweater like Tea with Jam and Bread, Textured Pullover (with two colors as designed, or three),  Driftwood (with Fog as the background and alternating stripes of Glacier and Dappled … oohlala!) … or maybe I’ll make one up :-D.

15 thoughts on “Color Inspiration: Glacier

  1. A most refreshing color – like the cooler breezes finally reaching us down south!

    I’m not keen on olive-y greens, but I could definitely see combining Glacier with a rich navy, the grey, and a soft, “whitecaps” white.

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    1. Yes, definitely! There are so many possibilities with this soft gray-blue. I paired it with a couple of other new colors for another color inspiration post later this week. Stay tuned 😀


  2. Love this color! I agree ~ a stripped sweater is in the near future. Will this colorway be available on line?
    (I just found your site ~ your yarn is beautiful)

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    1. Thanks! Yes, it will absolutely be available on line. I’ll be getting it up onto the website as soon as I return from NYSW. It should all be up by the end of October. I’m so glad you found me 😀


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