Yes, yes I know, here I go again with yet another post about yarn and colour, I am on a bit of a mad colour/yarn-fixated thingy, well nothing new there to be honest. I am resisting the urge to apologise though, as colour and yarn make me absurdly happy and I'm not sorry for inundating my blog with happy-making stuff. And hey, I did promise to keep you updated following my post last week about the Lets Knit / Stylecraft colour choosing competition.
The three squishy balls in the image above are the three new shades of Stylecraft Special DK due to launch in early April. They are named Parma Violet, Storm Blue and Sage. I tried to photograph them as accurately as I could to share with you, they are really lovely colours in real life. They are soft and quite restrained, with a slight vintage vibe and compliment the existing colour range very well.
I added the three new shades into my studio shelves so you could see how they fit.
The Sage is a beautiful soft grey/green which sits equally well with the green and blue shades. It also looks delightful when placed amongst the soft pinks and purples.
Storm Blue also has a fair bit of grey in it, just like a stormy sea. I really like it and can tell you it works beautifully with many of the other colours in the Special range.
Parma Violet is an unusual colour, and truthfully I'm not mad keen on it as it's a bit pale and wishy washy for my own personal taste. Like sage and storm, this pale violet shade also has quite a lot of grey tone in it. It's a very changeable colour mind you, and looks very different depending on the light and which colours you place it with. Definitely a colour you would ideally need to see in real life before making up your mind about.
I borrowed this photo from the Stylecraft Facebook page, it shows a small selection of the wonderful colour entries that've already been sent for the competition. I think judging is going to be quite tough, I might need to eat lots of cake on Judging Day to help my colour-processing brain cells do a good job ;)
Full details about the competition can be found on my previous blog post HERE - closing date for entries is 31st March 2015.