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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Rachel Ballew
Rachel Ballew

August 29, 2017

Arbitrary Berry

Holly N-Mattison
Holly N-Mattison

August 29, 2017

Just Get Figgy

Rachel Ballew
Rachel Ballew

August 29, 2017

Smoke Reflections

Rachel Ballew
Rachel Ballew

August 29, 2017

Moroccan Tide

Rachel Ballew
Rachel Ballew

August 29, 2017

Jacaranda

Rachel Ballew
Rachel Ballew

August 29, 2017

Loosestrife

Rachel Ballew
Rachel Ballew

August 29, 2017

Victorian Cafe

Melspeth
Melspeth

August 29, 2017

Patina

Melspeth
Melspeth

August 29, 2017

Oak Gall

Rachel Ballew
Rachel Ballew

August 29, 2017

Vitis Vinifera (European Grape)

Rachel Ballew
Rachel Ballew

August 29, 2017

Scorched Concord

Gretha Botma
Gretha Botma

August 29, 2017

Tawny Plum

Louise Cee
Louise Cee

August 29, 2017

Knitting Tea

Mary
Mary

August 29, 2017

Perfectly Plumlicious

Mary
Mary

August 29, 2017

Perfectly Plumlicious

Mary
Mary

August 29, 2017

Perfect Plumlicious

Elizbeth Zang
Elizbeth Zang

August 29, 2017

Cranberry Granite

Meghan
Meghan

August 28, 2017

Mountain dusk

Meghan
Meghan

August 28, 2017

Huckleberry dream

cindy
cindy

August 28, 2017

DUSKY DARK MURIER

cindy
cindy

August 28, 2017

NIGHTFALL MYSTIQUE

Georgia Laudenslager
Georgia Laudenslager

August 28, 2017

Cocoa Chanel

Jessica
Jessica

August 28, 2017

Moose Berries

Traci Ohlmann
Traci Ohlmann

August 28, 2017

Little Jack Horner

Louise C
Louise C

August 28, 2017

Aged Driftwood

karen barwick
karen barwick

August 28, 2017

Aubergine Twist

karen barwick
karen barwick

August 28, 2017

Aubergene Twist

Jessica
Jessica

August 28, 2017

Wild Buffalo

Jessica
Jessica

August 28, 2017

Chocolate Moose

Trina ioviero
Trina ioviero

August 28, 2017

Cuppa Wassail (Wassail, a hot beverage with sweet spices, a cuppa, a British term for a cup of tea, a beloved beverage)

Traci Ohlmann
Traci Ohlmann

August 28, 2017

Au Courant

Traci Ohlmann
Traci Ohlmann

August 28, 2017

Oh! Currant
Traci Ohlmann
Traci Ohlmann

August 28, 2017

Brown as a Berry

Melody
Melody

August 28, 2017

Plumtucky

Jennifer
Jennifer

August 28, 2017

Summer walnut

Donna Coltharp
Donna Coltharp

August 28, 2017

Blackcurrant Wine

Elizabeth Toomey
Elizabeth Toomey

August 28, 2017

Mmm Merlot

Jess
Jess

August 28, 2017

Petrol

Jay
Jay

August 28, 2017

Raisin Berry

Jess
Jess

August 28, 2017

Leatherbound

Jess
Jess

August 28, 2017

Sequoia (or Redwood)

Jess
Jess

August 28, 2017

Tannin

Louise CEE
Louise CEE

August 28, 2017

Heron’s Hideout

Martina
Martina

August 28, 2017

Cabin

Marie
Marie

August 28, 2017

Aunt Bea’s bun.

Sandra Drouin
Sandra Drouin

August 28, 2017

Blissful

Martina
Martina

August 28, 2017

Huckleberry

Augusta G
Augusta G

August 28, 2017

Or dragon’s breath, after the opal.

Augusta G
Augusta G

August 28, 2017

Black Amethyst

Janet DeBunce
Janet DeBunce

August 28, 2017

Moorland Mist

Sherry P
Sherry P

August 28, 2017

Eldrich

Sherry P
Sherry P

August 28, 2017

Old Valyria

Sherry P
Sherry P

August 28, 2017

Elderberry Wine

Ksenija
Ksenija

August 28, 2017

Royal Mulberry

Elise
Elise

August 28, 2017

Aubergine Dream

Julie McKee
Julie McKee

August 28, 2017

August Fig

Linda Cohron
Linda Cohron

August 28, 2017

Blackberry Delight

Yvette
Yvette

August 28, 2017

Faerie earth

Payton Cabral
Payton Cabral

August 28, 2017

Grapes of Wraps

Missy wheeler
Missy wheeler

August 28, 2017

Plum Pretty

Debra Dickson
Debra Dickson

August 28, 2017

Shadow Grove

Peggy
Peggy

August 28, 2017

Shades Sable

Peggy
Peggy

August 28, 2017

Morgan Bay (Rich brown with back/dark legs, mane and tail)

Sherry
Sherry

August 28, 2017

Plumberry

Sherry
Sherry

August 28, 2017

Plumberry

Valerie
Valerie

August 28, 2017

Vineyard

Sherry
Sherry

August 28, 2017

Plum berry

Patty
Patty

August 28, 2017

Hubba Bubba Berrylicious

Joan paton
Joan paton

August 28, 2017

Grapes of wraps

Patty
Patty

August 28, 2017

Purplishous

Svetlana Kudrevich
Svetlana Kudrevich

August 28, 2017

Hi Debbie!
Apart from plums, aubergines and figs, it reminds me of 3 things:
1. William Morris Purple (he used this colour as a background a lot)
2. Purple Basil
3. Queen of the Night (the name of a tulip of this colour)
Cheers,
Svetlana

Patty
Patty

August 28, 2017

Purple Haze

Yvette
Yvette

August 28, 2017

Autumn Twilight

Yvette
Yvette

August 28, 2017

Harvest Plum

Yvette
Yvette

August 28, 2017

Plum Crazy

Dawn
Dawn

August 28, 2017

Hot fudge sauce

Manasa
Manasa

August 28, 2017

Forest shade
(It reminds me of the look forests give when the sun is high, but the trees are in shade)

Dori
Dori

August 28, 2017

Plum.

June
June

August 28, 2017

Twilight Haze

Heather T.
Heather T.

August 28, 2017

Flashed brick

Heather T.
Heather T.

August 28, 2017

Raku

Jackie
Jackie

August 28, 2017

Berry Berry Chocolate

Teresa
Teresa

August 28, 2017

UltraViolet

Amy Anthony-Newbert
Amy Anthony-Newbert

August 28, 2017

Bloodbay

Gloria
Gloria

August 28, 2017

Plum Delicious

Amy Anthony-Newbert
Amy Anthony-Newbert

August 28, 2017

Steampunked

Karen Cain
Karen Cain

August 28, 2017

Bitter Sweet

Karen Cain
Karen Cain

August 28, 2017

Sangria

Thee
Thee

August 28, 2017

Deep Rust

Louise Cee
Louise Cee

August 28, 2017

Ocean floor

Cat Somerville
Cat Somerville

August 28, 2017

Aubergine

Myrna Hallman
Myrna Hallman

August 28, 2017

Nightshade
Andrea
Andrea

August 28, 2017

Full Dusk

Daiva
Daiva

August 28, 2017

Blackberry chocolate. The color is so sweet

Thee
Thee

August 28, 2017

Edelbitter

Andrea
Andrea

August 28, 2017

Murier (Blackberry Bush in French)

Thee
Thee

August 28, 2017

Chocolate love

Carisa
Carisa

August 28, 2017

Oil Slick

Andrea
Andrea

August 28, 2017

Plum Pudding

Carisa
Carisa

August 28, 2017

City Oil Slicker

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