Its a colour like no other, a hybrid shade capturing the look of vintage Belgian linen washed and aged to a lovely patina. Greige combines the cool grey undertones of an overcast sky with subtle beige highlights. This nouveau shade has become the darling of the design world, charging through fashion’s revolving door with an air of sophistication and old world elegance. Where white was once the hands down winner for summer, greige is now creating plenty of buzz, becoming the essential neutral with chameleon-like qualities that give it a slightly different cast in the changing light.
Cool down with some of this summer’s sensational knits in Seven Shades of Greige-
From the Louisa Harding Marguerite Collection, Isla plays up Provencal panache with muted hues and summery scallops sitting side by side with fishtail cables. Knit in Ondine, a mottled pure cotton yarn in a dk weight. ‘Driftwood’ and ‘bark’ (shown above).
Shimmer and shine set the stage for this dressy lace panel cardigan. Knit in Brisa by Katia, a fingering weight cotton/viscose combo ideal for summer evenings in an array of sizzling brights and understated neutrals. ‘Pearl’ (shown above).
Always on the cutting edge of fashion, British designer Louisa Harding goes to greater lengths with Eleanor, an eye-catching tunic style dress in a simple rib lace combination. Knit in Delphine, a trendy cotton tape highlighted by oh-so-subtle shading. ‘Natural’ and ‘charcoal’ (shown above).
Parisian flair is evident in this vintage style sleeveless top designed by Louisa Harding. Knit in Delphine by Louisa Harding, and available in ten exquisite shades. ‘Natural’ and ‘ecru’ (shown above).
Looking for something with a little drape? This easy breezy cap sleeve pullover might just grab your attention, with the added option of longer sleeves for cooler weather. Knit in Flirt DK from Sirdar, silky smooth bamboo blended with wool, in a range of sixteen shades. ‘Slinky silver’ (shown above).
Top your list of knitting projects this summer with a dazzling duet of texture and sheen in this slipover shell by Katia. Knit in Acuario, a viscose yarn with a glossy finish, trimmed with Azahar, this summer’s chic new ruffle yarn for much more than just scarves. ‘Oyster’ and ‘white’ (shown above).