Sunday, 22 April 2018

News of a sockish nature

Good evening, how lovely of you to stop by! You may remember a few weeks ago that I blogged about a competition that Stylecraft were running to pick some new colours in their Head over Heels sock yarn range. Each of the Stylecraft Blogstars created a colourway for a new yarn inspired by the art of David Hockney. We had the entire range of Special DK colours at our disposal. 

Our yarn selections were then, by the wonders of technology, turned into printed samples to give an idea of how they would look knitted up. There were eight stripy colourways and eight more gradual melange effect colourways. Then these were put to the public vote but it was all done anonymously so that no one knew which Blogstar had created each yarn. 

Knitters voted in their thousands to pick their favourite yarns and I am so excited to be able to tell you that my yarn was one of the winners! I've known for a little while now but have had to keep it quiet until it was announced by Stylecraft. I wonder if you were able to pick out mine?

My colour choices were made from a postcard of a David Hockney print - The Coming of Spring. I loved the soft colours with the purple and cannot wait to see it as an actual ball of yarn! I think the yarn will be available in the autumn. You can be sure that I'll let you know!

I've already started a new sock design to show off the colours. The sample is being knit with another colourway in the Head over Heels range, Sugar Loaf. Sorry but I simply cannot let you see any more than this or else I might have to kill you!!!!! Thank you so, so much if you voted for my colourway. I cannot wait to see all of the new yarns for real. There could be some serious sock pattern designing underway. xxx


VeggieMummy said...

How exciting; congratulations! I can't wait to see the finished socks. xx

Jane Winter said...

Wow! That really is very exciting Helen; well done. I too am realy looking forward to seeing your socks.

World of Animals, Inc said...

Congratulation, loving the variety of colors. I am looking forward to seeing your design for the socks. Best of luck, thanks for the share.
World of Animals

Lynne said...

Yey!! Congratulations, and I love how your colours blend into one another.