Tuesday, 7 February 2017

What is Pantone's Colour Of The Year 2017?

The colour company Pantone has declared that 'Greenery' is its colour of the year for 2017.

Image courtesy of Pantone

Why green? Pantone says that: 'Greenery is nature's neutral. The more submerged people are in modern life, the greater their innate craving to immerse themselves in the physical beauty and inherent unity of the natural world."

In other words in these dark political times green reminds us that the world is actually still a beautiful place to live in.

Five British Green Yarns

Want to join in the trend and knit green in 2017? Here are my favourite five green British yarns:

1. Baa Ram Ewe's Dovestone DK in 'Chevin'

Image courtesy of Baa Ram Ewe

Yorkshire wool through and through. A 100g skein costs £15 from Baa Ram Ewe.

2. Woolyknit's Aran in 'Green'

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This 50g ball is 100% British wool and is a bargain at £3.60 per ball from Woolyknit.

3. Fenella 2ply in 'Myrtle'
Image courtesy of Susan Crawford

This glorious dark green was formulated especially to be used in designer Susan Crawford's vintage patterns. A 25g skein is £4 direct from Susan Crawford.

4. Blacker Yarns' Lyonesse DK in 'Jade Green'

Image courtesy of Blacker Yarns

A blend of British wool and linen, Lyonesse is perfect for Summer knits. It's currently reduced on the Blacker Yarns website, priced £4.40 per ball.

5. Erika Knight British Blue Wool DK in 'Leaf'

Image courtesy of Erika Knight

Finally, this light green shade shouts 'Spring', is uplifting just to look and passes the soft squish set too. A 25g ball from Tangled Yarn costs £3.75.

1 comment:

  1. The Fenella yarn looks lovely, that shade has a real vintage feel to it - just calling out to be knitted into some Fair Isle pattern.


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