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Colour Naming Contest!

by Debbie Sullivan August 23, 2017 685 Comments

Colour Naming Contest!

WE HAVE A WINNER!

The new name for this yarn is... Allspice! Congratulations to Linda, who suggested the name and will receive a skein of yarn as her prize, and to Grete, our randomly selected winner who will receive sock knitting pattern as her prize.

Thank you to everyone who entered, we had some really amazing name suggestions, it was hard to choose just one!

One of my favourite tasks to have our interns help out with in the studio the past two summers has been creating new colours for our yarn lines. Last year we got to play with dyeing a new base yarn, which eventually became Largo Organic. This year we wanted to focus on expanding the colour range for our Pizzicato sock yarn (a fingering-weight BFL/nylon blend). 

We started by looking through the colours we already offered on the Pizzicato base, and checking to see where the gaps were. Annie suggested we really needed a true bright red, and maybe a brighter green as well. Here are the final results of her experiments, Heartbeat and Tree Frog. 

Pizzicato heartbeat hand-dyed sock yarn

Heartbeat

Tree frog Pizzicato hand-dyed sock yarn

Tree Frog

Fabio on the other hand was inspired to try to achieve a deeper, richer tone, and created this gorgeous burgundy colour. He suggested we name it Palestra, after a type of dark wine his grandfather used to make. 

Pizzicato hand-dyed yarn Palestra

Palestra

I wasn't going to be left out of all the fun, and created one new colour myself as well. I wanted to make a darker fairly neutral colour that still had depth and interest. 

Pizzicato hand-dyed yarn colour naming contest

Name this colour!

I really love how this turned out, deep brown with touches of red and blue undertones, but I need help naming it - so we've decided to have a contest!

How to Enter:

  • Simply leave a comment on this post with your suggestion before midnight on Wednesday, August 30, 2017.
  • Enter as many suggestions as you want, but please keep each suggestion in a separate comment.
  • We'll pick 2 winners on Thursday, August 31 (one will be the person who suggests the winning name, and one will be randomly selected from all entries). Winners will be contacted by email. 
  • The person who suggests the winning name will receive 1 skein of Pizzicato sock yarn in the as-yet-unnamed colour.
  • The randomly chosen winner will receive a PDF copy of 1 Sweet Paprika sock pattern of their choice. 
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Susan
Susan

August 31, 2017

Five Spice
As in “Chinese Five Spice” seasonings

Azknitlady1
Azknitlady1

August 30, 2017

Raisanette. A sweet treat

Alyson J Cline
Alyson J Cline

August 30, 2017

Purple Haze
Purple Sage

Sheryl Small
Sheryl Small

August 30, 2017

Midnight bouquet
New Moon

Jeanne
Jeanne

August 30, 2017

Queen of the night. After the tulip, Queen of Nights.

Melanie Merswolke
Melanie Merswolke

August 30, 2017

Aubergine
Midnight Desire
Eclipse
Midnight Sun (the sky was roughly this colour at 2 a.m. on my recent trip to Iceland, just before the summer solstice)
Ocean Deep

Lucie
Lucie

August 30, 2017

Viola reale.

That’s it, I am out of ideas.

Lucie
Lucie

August 30, 2017

Solferino

Lucie
Lucie

August 30, 2017

Pompous purple

lucie
lucie

August 30, 2017

Currant

Lucie
Lucie

August 30, 2017

Thunderhead

Auzzie1
Auzzie1

August 30, 2017

Scorched almond

Margret Sigurdardottir
Margret Sigurdardottir

August 30, 2017

Lava.

Margret Sigurdardottir
Margret Sigurdardottir

August 30, 2017

Lava. The color reminds me of the lava when we have eruptions here in Iceland.

Fleur
Fleur

August 30, 2017

Listen to the wind

Marcia
Marcia

August 30, 2017

Clove

Marcia
Marcia

August 30, 2017

Chinese five spice

Marcia
Marcia

August 30, 2017

Nutmeg

Fleur
Fleur

August 30, 2017

Aubergine – hopefully I am still the first to make that suggestion to name this promising yarn!

Catsandyarns
Catsandyarns

August 30, 2017

Port wine

Laura C.
Laura C.

August 29, 2017

Montebello

jonni davis
jonni davis

August 29, 2017

Sweet Nightfall

Connie K.
Connie K.

August 29, 2017

Blackberry Plum

Caterina
Caterina

August 29, 2017

Roots of Darkness

Caterina
Caterina

August 29, 2017

Choco Me Softly

Caterina
Caterina

August 29, 2017

Cocoa Delight

Laura C.
Laura C.

August 29, 2017

Burgundy Grape

Marcia
Marcia

August 29, 2017

Chilean Nights

Laura C.
Laura C.

August 29, 2017

Blissfully Burgundy

Laura C.
Laura C.

August 29, 2017

Blissful Burgundy

Laura C.
Laura C.

August 29, 2017

Burgundy Bliss

Thee
Thee

August 29, 2017

Oak Bark

Thee
Thee

August 29, 2017

Gartenerde (garden soil )

Helen curzon
Helen curzon

August 29, 2017

Spice market

Kathy Rich
Kathy Rich

August 29, 2017

purple haze

Laura Kelland-May
Laura Kelland-May

August 29, 2017

Midnight Lavender
Lavender midnight

Laura Kelland-May
Laura Kelland-May

August 29, 2017

Blackcherry Twist

Laura Kelland-May
Laura Kelland-May

August 29, 2017

Hurricane Harvey

Kathy Rich
Kathy Rich

August 29, 2017

Southern Comfort Spice

Tanya
Tanya

August 29, 2017

BlackBerry Crush

Varina
Varina

August 29, 2017

Twilight

Suellyn
Suellyn

August 29, 2017

Merlot Heather

Suellyn
Suellyn

August 29, 2017

Merlot

Janet McWorkman
Janet McWorkman

August 29, 2017

Mahogany

Alisha Schultze
Alisha Schultze

August 29, 2017

Autumn Berry ?

Karen Cooperstein
Karen Cooperstein

August 29, 2017

Ruby Bleu Port

Anne McCalmont
Anne McCalmont

August 29, 2017

heather mix

Daisy Harrington
Daisy Harrington

August 29, 2017

More wine please!

Louise Cee
Louise Cee

August 29, 2017

Uptown Brown

Louise Cee
Louise Cee

August 29, 2017

Upside Brown

Anouska Smith
Anouska Smith

August 29, 2017

Winter spice

Connie Racine
Connie Racine

August 29, 2017

Summer Chocolate

Mary Hodge
Mary Hodge

August 29, 2017

Currant Cordial

Mary Hodge
Mary Hodge

August 29, 2017

Blackberry Wine

Varina
Varina

August 29, 2017

Mocha Monsoon

Connie Racine
Connie Racine

August 29, 2017

Masquerade

Marie C
Marie C

August 29, 2017

GANACHe for such a yummy colour!

Judi
Judi

August 29, 2017

Chocolate Garnet

Judi
Judi

August 29, 2017

Figgy Pudding

Judi
Judi

August 29, 2017

Chocolatier

Connie Racine
Connie Racine

August 29, 2017

Chocolate Sangria

Judi
Judi

August 29, 2017

Decadence

Connie Racine
Connie Racine

August 29, 2017

Summer Chocolate

Connie
Connie

August 29, 2017

Stormy Mulberry

Connie Racine
Connie Racine

August 29, 2017

Prugna Schiacciata
Translation: Italian for crushed plum

Evette Mabrey
Evette Mabrey

August 29, 2017

Aurora Borealis

Marjorie
Marjorie

August 29, 2017

Mochaberry

Evette Mabrey
Evette Mabrey

August 29, 2017

Midnight Forest

Evette Mabrey
Evette Mabrey

August 29, 2017

Midnight Vineyard

Marjorie
Marjorie

August 29, 2017

Figs and chocolate

Evette Mabrey
Evette Mabrey

August 29, 2017

Pinot Noir

Nina Stoll
Nina Stoll

August 29, 2017

Mulberry Wine

Connie Racine
Connie Racine

August 29, 2017

Purple Mimosa

Ruth
Ruth

August 29, 2017

Autumn Storm

Lorrie Harding
Lorrie Harding

August 29, 2017

Rainbow Mocha

Karen Cooperstein
Karen Cooperstein

August 29, 2017

Sable Berry Port

Karen Cooperstein
Karen Cooperstein

August 29, 2017

Sable Mink Port

Mary Smith
Mary Smith

August 29, 2017

Chocolate covered berries.

Shenshen
Shenshen

August 29, 2017

Rich Cacao

Karen Cooperstein
Karen Cooperstein

August 29, 2017

Inamorata

Karen Cooperstein
Karen Cooperstein

August 29, 2017

Figgy Hygge

Karen Cooperstein
Karen Cooperstein

August 29, 2017

Bourbon Berry Bramble

Karen Cooperstein
Karen Cooperstein

August 29, 2017

BOURBON BRAMBLE TWIST

Stacey Cunitz
Stacey Cunitz

August 29, 2017

Saucy Brunette

Karen Cooperstein
Karen Cooperstein

August 29, 2017

Sangria Sunsets

Karen Cooperstein
Karen Cooperstein

August 29, 2017

Gingerbread Dreams

Julie Ross
Julie Ross

August 29, 2017

Sloe gin

Julie Ross
Julie Ross

August 29, 2017

Chocolate muffin

Karen Cooperstein
Karen Cooperstein

August 29, 2017

Thank Glogg It’s Friday!

Julie Ross
Julie Ross

August 29, 2017

Sloe gin

Karen Cooperstein
Karen Cooperstein

August 29, 2017

Sexy Nightshade

Karen Cooperstein
Karen Cooperstein

August 29, 2017

Heathered Hygge

Katherine Martin
Katherine Martin

August 29, 2017

Wine Down…at the end of the day enjoy a glass of red wine and Wine Down with a shawl made from this yarn

Rachel Ballew
Rachel Ballew

August 29, 2017

Eccentric Coffee

Karen Cooperstein
Karen Cooperstein

August 29, 2017

Nightshade

Karen Cooperstein
Karen Cooperstein

August 29, 2017

Sugarplum Faeries

Karen Cooperstein
Karen Cooperstein

August 29, 2017

Cinderberry

Karen Cooperstein
Karen Cooperstein

August 29, 2017

Winter’s Solstice

Karen Cooperstein
Karen Cooperstein

August 29, 2017

Chocolate Dahlia

Karen Cooperstein
Karen Cooperstein

August 29, 2017

Rivendell

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