Yarn Colorways Inspired by Bridge to Terabithia

Oh, Bridge to Terabithia, you still make my chest tight and my eyes overflow. Even when I’m only scanning you for colorway inspiration.

This is a YA book that definitely deserves to be celebrated in yarn.

For those of you who haven’t seen my post from November 19, I’ve made a game of coming up with yarn colorways inspired by my favorite YA novels.  bekswhoknits from Polka-Dots & Sparkles decided to join in. 

Colorways inspired by Bridge to Terabithia

Bridge to Terabithia

Jess’ Sunday Best: For some reason, I’ve always remembered Jess’ description of the Sunday-best clothes he wore on the first day of school. Brown corduroys and an ironed shirt. I imagine a self-striping yarn, medium brown for the corduroys, white and blue for the shirt.

A magic kingdom: A riotous yarn, full of rich colors like the banners of noble houses. With some sparkly Angelina thrown in, because, you know, magic.

The sacred grove:  A deep,cool, dark green, like pines in shadow, with flecks of yellow, like sunlight peaking through the branches.

The golden room: A variegated, sunny gold. Just like a room painted gold, with stripes of paler value where the light slants in through the windows.

Fastest runner in the fifth grade: Jess doesn’t get to be the fastest runner in the fifth grade until the very end of the book after …


… Leslie dies.

So I’m torn about this color. I don’t know if it should celebrate Jess’ joy in running (all athletic stripes and energy) or his consciousness of the price he never would have wanted to pay for the honor . Oh heck, I know. Option two is so sad. No one would want to knit with that. Option one it is.

The queen they’ve been waiting for: Regal but girlish and innocent. Another self-striping yarn. A base of creamy white, with stripes of  gold, pink (Maybelle likes Barbies), and leafy green.


  1. I really like this idea, its very clever, such fun imagining the colours, and just as much fun reading other people’s descriptions of their fave book/colour . i’ll have to try it.

  2. I have to say it again: you really have the best imagination for translating themes into ‘want me’ colours! I have a green/gold of exactly the right tones you mention in your post. But your name is far more appealing that the name it was given – some random number!

  3. I’ve heard of the book but never read it, or even seen a copy. I’m intrigued! But no matter the inspiration, yarn is a very beautiful and tempting thing so I love these new colourways! 🙂

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