Introducing "Pombaline" - Inspired by my favorite view in Lisbon, Pombaline showcases a warm clay-toned base, with flecks of cobalt blue, flashes of neon purple, and a layer of sunshine yellow to add a pop.
I was absolutely obsessed with Lisbon and all it had to offer, so I created this colorway to pay tribute to one of the most striking aspects of the city: its Pombaline architecture. This urban design style that emerged in Lisbon, Portugal after the devastating earthquake of 1755.
The style introduced an innovative construction technique called the "Pombaline cage." This method involved using wooden frames filled with stone or rubble which made the buildings more flexible and resistant to earthquakes. Pombaline roofs are characterized by their simplicity, functionality, and practical design. Pitched roofs with moderate slopes, constructed using materials like Terracotta tiles or slate, are commonly found in this architectural style. The uniform arrangement of tiles or slates, along with the presence of chimneys, contributes to the distinctive appearance of the roofs. All of this history and innovation comes together in the form of hand dyed yarn in my Pombaline colorway!
For the full Pombaline style experience, pair with its complementary tonal: Terracotta or grab the sock set (linked here). Alternatively, embrace a more showstopping contrast by pairing this speckled colorway with Showstopper or Seaglass. Pombaline is also available in a 20g mini set featuring other speckled colorways from the Yarn-ary Islands Collection.