Driftwood… a subtle neutral inspired by sun and sand

My favourite place on earth, Long Beach, on the west coast of Vancouver Island, is a vast sandy beach with views west to the horizon.  Constantly battered by the wild Pacific, this is a beautiful place of patterns in the sand and thick tangled forest.

Driftwood on Rainbow Heirloom Twinkle Light

Driftwood on Rainbow Heirloom Twinkle Light

Driftwood is a calm and slightly warm neutral, inspired by the sand and sun-bleached driftwood where you sit while you listen to the waves roll in.  The colour is subtle, like driftwood which has been turned to a silvery shimmering taupe by light and salt.


Driftwood is the second of nine yarns in the Nostalgia Collection, a unique club by Rainbow Heirloom

The featured base this month is Twinkle DK, one of my softest and most luxurious yarns!

Rainbow Heirloom TWINKLE LIGHT
weight: 4-ply / sock weight yarn
content: 50% superwash merino, 50% silk
yardage: 400 yds (365 m) per 100 g skein
needles: 2.25 to 4.0 mm (US 1-6)
gauge: 24 – 30 sts = 10 cm (4”)

I love how this yarn sparkles and shines, and really highlights the beauty of this colourway.  It’s a great yarn for lace, because each stitch has great definition and clarity.

Driftwood on Rainbow Heirloom Twinkle Light

Win these skeins! Every month I give away of one or more skeins of the featured club yarn to a lucky winner from my email list, just sign up for a chance to win!

Twinkle Light is perfect for accessories and lightweight garments.  It’s SO soft that it can be worn next to the skin by the most sensitive of knitters.

You can get this month’s colour, or sign up for a 3, 6, or 8 month club subscription, and get up to 15% discount, and ‘front of line’ privileges for ordering more yarn… at your discount!  The Nostalgia Club is a series of monthly colours inspired by my own stories, which I hope will resonate with knitters!  Read more about the club and the story here.

Sand Patterns

This month’s colourway is also available on Rainbow Heirloom Sweater, for this month only!  I’ve just finished a lovely little Stovetop Hat in this yarn (the pompom is in ‘birthday suit’).

Stovetop in Rainbow Heirloom Sweater

Stovetop Hat by Tin Can Knits in Rainbow Heirloom Sweater in ‘driftwood’

Check out some more lovely colourways on Twinkle Light in the shop now:


One thought on “Driftwood… a subtle neutral inspired by sun and sand

  1. Oh! It almost made me cry. “Driftwood”, is almost the same colour as my Grandmothers wedding Dress. I also wore that dress when I was married and our youngest daughter wore it for her small wedding. It’s almost the palest blush and has a bit of a taffata look to it. In the Candle light it glows like a pearl. When I saw the picture, memories swirled about, the softening light. For just a few seconds, time seemed to stop.. Do you think a skein of yarn can hold endless memories? I DO!

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