Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Rather Special


Do you remember back to last September when I took part in a blog tour to launch a limited edition pack of Stylecraft Special DK yarns? I came up with a design for a Ripple Stitch cushion which Florence took rather a liking to. 




I love the Special DK range of yarn; it's available in a huge number of colours (82 now I believe), is great value for money, goes a long, long way and is perfect for cushions, blankets and all kinds of knitting and crochet projects. Just feast your eyes on these cubbyholes full of yarn. What I would give to have all these colours to play with! 




Stylecraft have decided to expand the range of colours in the Special Aran and Chunky yarn and are going to add colours from the existing colour palette. You can see them all here. They are asking knitters and crocheters to nominate their favourite colour and then the 12 most popular shades will be voted on, with the top 6 being added to the ranges to be released later in the year. You have until 31st March to add your favourite colourway here. Look here and here to see the colours that are already in the range. I am super excited about the prospect of more colours in the heavier weight yarns. I'm picturing cosy blankets and accessories that knit up in a flash!




So what colour am I going to vote for? Well, having looked at my collection of Special DK yarn pegs, the colour that gets my vote is one of the new shades, mustard. I love the way it makes so many of the other colours 'pop'! And a chunky cabled cushion is calling out to me! I'm off to make my suggestion now. Let me know what colour gets your vote! xxx




7 comments:

Snoopydog said...

Loving all those colours together! I saw the post but haven't decided yet on my favourite colour! x

busybusybeejay said...

What a great range.I am currently making the crochet bag(Attic 24) in Stylecraft Chunky.It is growing so quickly.It is for my daughter's birthday in March..A

VeggieMummy said...

Flo looks gorgeous on your beautiful cushion. So many lovely colours - I'm normally drawn to bluey greens but 'spice' grabbed my attention on your yarn pegs. Enjoy the rest of half term. xx

Christine65 said...

Spice is calling to me at the moment, so I think that's what I'm going to vote for.

gilly said...

Oh my goodness, all those pretty colours... do we really have to choose just one? ;-) Looking forwards to seeing what you do with the mustard,
xx

Jenny said...

I'm such a purple girl that all the colours on the right speak to me, but then that mustard is lovely. Of course cream or taupe cushions are always smart. Helpful aren't I.

SmallP said...

Ooh I love all those little cubby holes of colour. So Satisfying. I do hope you mopped up that wee bit of mustard with a scotch egg or a sausage roll :-)