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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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100 Responses

Clare Finch
Clare Finch

August 28, 2017

Heather

Clare Finch
Clare Finch

August 28, 2017

Gorse

Clare Finch
Clare Finch

August 28, 2017

Bracken

Jan Laliberte
Jan Laliberte

August 28, 2017

Wine N Dine

Jsn Laliberte
Jsn Laliberte

August 28, 2017

Wine N Dine

Gina miller
Gina miller

August 28, 2017

Nocturne

Gina miller
Gina miller

August 28, 2017

Smoky topaz

Gina miller
Gina miller

August 28, 2017

Chocolate berries

Mary Lavers
Mary Lavers

August 28, 2017

Thundercloud

Joan Wolszon
Joan Wolszon

August 28, 2017

Dark Roast

Sharon
Sharon

August 28, 2017

Midnight Cocoa

Sharon
Sharon

August 28, 2017

Midnight Cocoa

Diane Peterson
Diane Peterson

August 28, 2017

Black Raspberry Delight.

Margot McAdam
Margot McAdam

August 28, 2017

Black Rose

Lisa Taylor
Lisa Taylor

August 28, 2017

Earthy

Srimathi
Srimathi

August 28, 2017

Deep Gaia

Jeanne Spyker
Jeanne Spyker

August 28, 2017

Conker

Jeanne Spyker
Jeanne Spyker

August 28, 2017

Nuts About You!

Jeanne Klockers
Jeanne Klockers

August 28, 2017

Smokey Skies

Michelle McKean
Michelle McKean

August 28, 2017

ChocoCherry

Robin Stewart
Robin Stewart

August 28, 2017

Plum porridge

Andrea Mulrine
Andrea Mulrine

August 28, 2017

Plum Coco

Magda
Magda

August 28, 2017

Heavenly Chocolate

Andrea Mulrine
Andrea Mulrine

August 28, 2017

Tahitian Twilight

Jessica
Jessica

August 28, 2017

Bruise

Andrea Mulrine
Andrea Mulrine

August 28, 2017

Mahogany sunset

Beth Rogers
Beth Rogers

August 28, 2017

Twilight amethyst

Lynn
Lynn

August 28, 2017

Cocoa Berries

Janice
Janice

August 28, 2017

Eggplant divine

Vicki
Vicki

August 28, 2017

Dark chocolate berries.

Abby Charlton
Abby Charlton

August 28, 2017

Brandywine

Abby Charlton
Abby Charlton

August 28, 2017

Poke Berry

Jaci Z
Jaci Z

August 28, 2017

Mulberry Smoke

Amber
Amber

August 28, 2017

Twilight Aubergine

Amber
Amber

August 28, 2017

Twilight Aubergine

Stephanie Risotto
Stephanie Risotto

August 28, 2017

Mulled Wine

Julia Mark
Julia Mark

August 28, 2017

Moussaka

Angela Stephens
Angela Stephens

August 28, 2017

Horizon

Angela Stephens
Angela Stephens

August 28, 2017

Rum and blackcurrant

Angela Stephens
Angela Stephens

August 28, 2017

Port wine

Lorraine
Lorraine

August 28, 2017

Dark chocolate.

I bet it’s there already. I only made it through half the list. Good luck to everyone. That yarn is exquisitely colored.

Chloe L. Collins
Chloe L. Collins

August 28, 2017

It’s lovely. I would name it: “Burgundy Nights”.

Lindsey
Lindsey

August 28, 2017

Dark Horse

Chris
Chris

August 28, 2017

Autumn’s End

Chrs
Chrs

August 28, 2017

Eclipse

Anne
Anne

August 28, 2017

Bear snacks

Jana Bleakley
Jana Bleakley

August 28, 2017

Melanzana

Susan Snipes
Susan Snipes

August 28, 2017

Cabernet

Heather T
Heather T

August 28, 2017

Midnight mulberry

Erika Hickman
Erika Hickman

August 28, 2017

Black Cherry

Mom2Schnauzers
Mom2Schnauzers

August 28, 2017

Pairing (as in wine, chocolate, and berries)

Danielle Massey
Danielle Massey

August 28, 2017

Currant Marmalade. Currants have beautiful and diverse colors even on the same stem. Marmalade uses the whole fruit sans seeds. We should all be like currant marmalade.

Margaret Guyton
Margaret Guyton

August 28, 2017

sweet plum pudding

Eva
Eva

August 28, 2017

Smells like Coffee

Eva
Eva

August 28, 2017

Coffeeground

Heather E.
Heather E.

August 28, 2017

Midnight Mochaberry

Heather Vargas
Heather Vargas

August 28, 2017

Midnight Mulberry

Heather Vargas
Heather Vargas

August 28, 2017

Aubergine Twist

Heather
Heather

August 28, 2017

BRINJAL (Eggplant in English … Aubergine in French … Brinjal in South Asia and South Africa)

Kathleen Ash
Kathleen Ash

August 28, 2017

Aubergine

Heather
Heather

August 28, 2017

Nightshade

Rebecca M.
Rebecca M.

August 28, 2017

Royal Orchid

Andrea Mundt
Andrea Mundt

August 28, 2017

Smoked Paprika!

Heather E.
Heather E.

August 28, 2017

Aubergine

Rebecca M.
Rebecca M.

August 28, 2017

Professor Plum

Heather E.
Heather E.

August 28, 2017

Mulberry

Heather
Heather

August 28, 2017

MULBERRY WINE

Heather
Heather

August 28, 2017

Mulberry Mocha

Mulberry
Mulberry

August 28, 2017

This is the first thing I thought of when I saw it.

Ruth
Ruth

August 28, 2017

Plum parfait

Kat Rago
Kat Rago

August 28, 2017

Beautiful yarn – I would name it MELANZANA which is eggplant in Italian.

Linda Bradley
Linda Bradley

August 28, 2017

Chocolate chip

Willie Barbour
Willie Barbour

August 28, 2017

Sweet Adeline

Lindsay S.
Lindsay S.

August 28, 2017

Autumn Berry Wine

Lindsay S.
Lindsay S.

August 28, 2017

Autumn Berry Spice

Anne
Anne

August 28, 2017

Mink

Anne
Anne

August 28, 2017

Mink Fur

Victoria Newman
Victoria Newman

August 28, 2017

Use a wine chart for naming yarn — Syrah Wine.

Judy3t
Judy3t

August 28, 2017

Raisin In the Sun

Bonnie
Bonnie

August 28, 2017

This color immediately made me think of this flower: Helleborus orientalis or Lenten Rose

https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjO6vHwtfrVAhUQ0GMKHfhzD80QjRwIBw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.barkandgarden.com%2Ftag%2Fhellebore-orientalis%2F&psig=AFQjCNGIBA_z5VThyC6wBV1W9d9hm9lbNA&ust=1504026601919888

Shannon
Shannon

August 28, 2017

Painted Canyon

Shannon
Shannon

August 28, 2017

Decadent Dusk

Tracey
Tracey

August 28, 2017

Earthy

Faith Mali
Faith Mali

August 28, 2017

Plum Nutty

Tracey
Tracey

August 28, 2017

Tree Bark

Sonia
Sonia

August 28, 2017

Stormy weather

Sonia
Sonia

August 28, 2017

Stormy love

Sonia
Sonia

August 28, 2017

Stormcloud

Sonia
Sonia

August 28, 2017

Tempestuous

Sonia
Sonia

August 28, 2017

Tempest

Varina
Varina

August 28, 2017

Mystique

Aggie Worth
Aggie Worth

August 28, 2017

Dark Chilli Chocolate

Sonia
Sonia

August 28, 2017

Hurricane

Sonia Schmerl
Sonia Schmerl

August 28, 2017

Thunderstorm

Aggie Worth
Aggie Worth

August 28, 2017

Purple Jalapeno Pepper

Sandi Cisler
Sandi Cisler

August 28, 2017

Agate (like the gemstone)

Aggie Worth
Aggie Worth

August 28, 2017

Rich Bordeaux

Kaydee
Kaydee

August 28, 2017

Black Mission Fig

Manjiri
Manjiri

August 28, 2017

Vinetta

Janis
Janis

August 28, 2017

Just Before Dark

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