Five new colorways for Antigone!

The lovely month of May keeps all its promises with the arrival of cheerful new colours for our precious Antigone linen yarn! Her shimmering palette is expanding again this year with 5 warm colours inspired by the pleasures of summer: vibrant ‘’coquelicot (poppy)‘’, joyful ‘’fruit du dragon (dragon fruit)‘’, velvety ‘’fève tonka (tonka bean)‘’, delicate ‘’biscuit‘’ and delicious ‘’pêche dorée (golden peach)‘’! 

“Biscuit” is a warm, delicate beige that smells of sunshine!

It has a hint of yellow and red, giving it a warmer hue than our other neutral shade ‘tourterelle’ and a slightly stronger intensity.

It’s a colour that will particularly enhance worked stitches like the lovely poet sweater by Sari Nordlund @sari_n_ that we’ve sampled.

Pêche dorée” (golden peach) is a sparkling, sensual apricot shade that will look great on slightly tanned skin!

It’s a less vivid orange than ‘mandarine’ and with the same intensity as ‘pamplemousse’, but in a warmer, less pink tone.

This colour will work very elegantly with the neutral, light shades of ‘écume’ or ‘tourterelle’ and will create lovely warm gradations with ‘macaron’ and ‘biscuit’.
I hope it inspires you to come up with some sunny projects!

‘’Fève tonka” (tonka bean)‘’ is a deep, luscious brown 🙂

It lies in the range between the violet-brown of ‘prunelle’ and the red-brown of ‘marsala’ in a slightly cooler, darker shade, making it a beautiful dark neutral that will enhance many different skin tones.

It will create beautiful neutral gradations with the colours ‘biscuit’ and ‘tourterelle’, spicy stripes with the orange-reds of ‘pêche dorée’, ‘mandarine’ or ‘marsala’, vibrant associations with the violet-pinks (‘pivoine’, ‘lilas’, ‘hellébore’, ‘dahlia’) and more plant-inspired contrasts with the greens of ‘laurier’, ‘jardin’ or ‘cyprès’.

Fruit du dragon” (dragon fruit) is an intense, brilliant fuchsia pink that takes us on a journey to the Indian Ocean!

It’s a cheerful pink that’s part of the range’s violet-pink palette: brighter and less dark than “dahlia”, and more saturated and warmer than the soft, purplish pink of “hellébore”.

It will add a gourmand touch to all your summer tops, and can be combined in cameos with the other pinks in the range, or create an energetic combination with the bright orange of “mandarine”, for example.

Coquelicot” (poppy) is a truly deep, cheerful red that catches the eye like a poppy in a field of wheat.

We took this popular shade from the range of our yarns “Albertine” and “Pénélope” to adapt it to Antigone’s plant fiber, and the result pleases us very much! It’s a brighter, slightly warmer red than the darker “grenat” red that will stand out on its own, but can also be combined with the silvery pink of “pivoine” or the dark gray of “graphite” for graphic, contemporary combinations.

I hope these new colors inspire you to make some beautiful projects!

Here are a few ideas for pretty patterns to knit and crochet in Antigone for a taste of linen pleasure:

“Sunset camisole” by Sari Nordlund (ENG/FR)  in Antigone “lupin

“Oread” by Audrey Borrego (ENG/FR)  in Antigone “mordoré

“Rabastens” by Marianne Munier (ENG/FR)  in Antigone “hellébore

“Palm Oasis” by Tania Dejoie (ENG) in Antigone “libellule

“Donner” sweater” by Elizabeth Doherty (ENG) in Antigone “grenat

“Pimenton” by Claudia Eisenkolb(ENG/GER) in Antigone “tourterelle“, pamplemousse” and “dahlia

 “Mid Ocean tee” by Beth MacDonald Stone (FR/ENG/POR) in Antigone “cyprès

“Ninon” by Audrey Borrego (ENG) in Antigone “violine

“Linen summer tee” by Christina Körber-Reith (ENG/GER) in Antigone “tourterelle

 “Pale shelter” by Vanessa Pellisa (ENG/ ESP) in Antigone “héron

“Salutorget bag” by Sari Nordlund (ENG) in Antigone “mordoré

“Davallia” by Isa Catepillan (ENG) in Antigone “tourterelle

 “Floribunda” by Gina Fama Röckenwagner (ENG) in Antigone “tourterelle“, pamplemousse“, mordoré” and “cyprès

“Linéaris” by Marie Amélie Designs (FR/ENG, free pattern) in Antigone “prunelle

“Coatlicue” by Nomad Stitches (ENG) in Antigone “pamplemousse“, voie lactée” and “mistral

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