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Todd & Duncan shares its influences and origins of its colour & knit ideas, from a variety of mediums, for AW2017/18.

Inspiration - Colours and Knits

Firstly, consider ceramicists Lucie Rie’s and Hans Coper’s earthenware vessels; the dramatic forms and shapes, the colour palette of glazes used, both en masse and individually. The surface markings; sketched, etched and scratched on the clay inspire textures, structures and patterns.

Secondly, ancient Indian natural dyes; made from spices, plants, trees and creatures, creates an exciting palette of contrasts and colour chemistry. Re-think the traditional Indian paisley shawl, with its familiar paisley motifs for small or large scale jacquards, intarsias or surface prints.

Finally, imagine winter tree silhouettes against dusk lit city skies or open country landscapes, and examine the changing colours. Interpret in to twisted colour combinations and blurred surfaces; re-work double cloth knits in contrasting weights or close colour combos.

The Season’s Heroes & Heroines

ETTRICK – is Todd & Duncan’s new two-ply soft textured slub yarn presented in the Slub Collection. This dramatic, bold yarn is best when multiplied. Work up in one colour for impact or look at the 12 proposed marls.
Composition: 50% Cashmere/50% Lamb’s Wool. Count: 2/7Nm. Knit on: 5ndle. Multiply for all gauges.

CASHMERE NEW COLOURS – Todd & Duncan’s go-to 2/28nm cashmere colour card has an honest, uncomplicated approach for this season’s new colours. An unusual group of modern neutrals emerges, backed up with pops of brights, delicate lights and rich darks. There are 19 new colours to look out for.
Composition: 100% Cashmere. Count: 2/28Nm. Knit on: 12ndle. Multiply for all other gauges.

ARRAN – A chance to showcase the best of the new season colours twisted together to create new combinations. Work from the 36 proposed colours in the Arran card or create your own.
Composition: 100% Cashmere. Count: 1/5.6Nm. Knit on: 8ndle. Multiply for all other gauges.


Ettrick Cashmere New Colours Cashmere New Colours Arran