05 March 2012

Trend: Mint

Spring has sprung in Houston, which means a few weeks of decent weather before we're back to living on the surface of the sun. I know it's still cold for many of you, so here's something to cheer you up.

Lately, I've been seeing tons of fashion blogs covering mint green fashions, including an article over the weekend talking about Chanel's Jade nail polish, which is selling on ebay for over $200 a bottle (nuts!)
I fell in love with the color while working on my Texelle, which is done in Little Red Bicycle's Ahab colorway. Although I look wretched in greens, this color is subtle enough that it doesn't make too much of a fuss.
It has prompted me to buy a few pieces from American Apparel in the color family, too:

So why not knit something for spring? I found a few options on Etsy for your stash-enhancing needs. First up is Recycled Fibers' T-shirt yarn in mint green:
How cool would it be to knit a really intricate cable or lace pattern in this yarn, then sew it onto a t-shirt or tank? Oooh, I may have to try this...

Penelope's Fine Yarns does recycled yarn, too. This is an 85% cashmere, 15% silk blend that would probably feel awesome if applied directly to my eyeballs, even.
A cute, open lace wrap would be great in this, or maybe a Wisp worn like a bandanna/scarf, with a white t-shirt and jeans, to add a pop of color?

Something more substantial? How about 1AZColorwork's Thick and Thin slub yarn, which would be awesome as an Ovate:

What do you guys think? Love it? Hate it? Show me your yarn picks in the comments!
- YX


  1. I love this color! I made a hat out of malabrigo's "water green" colorway (heres my post If you are interested :P http://owlmazingmakes.wordpress.com/2012/02/17/owlmazing-makesmany-fos/)I think its pretty close!

    I bought it at eat.sleep.knit but they are sold out now. It's still FREEZING in ottawa so I can still wear a thick fuzzy yarn like that on my head for now :P

  2. I love minty greens, so spring like and fresh. I don't have any in my stash though - I seem to keep buying grey yarn at the moment!