Color Trends

Now that summer is nearly over, it’s time to focus on knitted items we want to be sporting come this Fall and Winter. To help us out, I checked in on Pantone to discover 2013’s Fall/Winter palette.

Source: Pantone

Source: Pantone

I’m excited about these color choices. Featuring a jewel-tone palette with neutral accents, the colors are teal green, dark sea blue, a regal shade of purple, fuchsia, a deep coral red, orange, two earthy shades of green, and dark shades of grey and brown as the neutral accents.

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HiKoo CoBaSI

Lovelyarns’ inventory is right on trend. One example is HiKoo CoBaSi. A soft cotton, bamboo and silk blend with a generous amount of elastic nylon. This fingering weight yarn comes in hanks of 220 yards in a wide range of colors. It is a perfect choice for socks, color-worked sweaters, scarves, shawls, and hats. Since it is machine washable, this is also a go-to for baby garments.

Jojoland Tonic

Jojoland Tonic

Step further into the shop and you’ll come across another yarn choice in a full selection of colors which includes shades from the Fall/Winter palette. “Tonic” from Jojoland is a plied DK weight acrylic and wool combination. Each skein is 220 yards. It can be used for hats, sweaters and throws. The machine wash/dry feature makes this a perfect choice for baby and children’s items.

The Fall/Winter color palette allows for easy mixing and matching by balancing the more vibrant hues with the neutrals. Color blocked scarves and sweaters using a combination of these colors would brighten up the usual dark winter outfit. And, there’s no overlooking the fact that these colors scream luxury, so an intricate lace-work shawl can add a bold accent to a simple black, grey or brown outfit.

New yarn shipments come into the shop nearly every week. Use the color palette as a starting point as you plan your Fall and Winter knitting projects.

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