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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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Aggie Worth
Aggie Worth

August 28, 2017

Winter Comfort

Helen King
Helen King

August 28, 2017

Dusted Paprika

Helen King
Helen King

August 28, 2017

Paprika Dust

Ann
Ann

August 28, 2017

Umber after dark

Carolyn
Carolyn

August 28, 2017

Mogano (mahogany in Italian)

Carolyn
Carolyn

August 28, 2017

Romanza (romance in Italian)

Helen King
Helen King

August 28, 2017

In the Deep of the Night.

Marcia Calvin
Marcia Calvin

August 28, 2017

Plum Pudding

Carolyn
Carolyn

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Sultry

Carolyn
Carolyn

August 28, 2017

Bruised plum

Carolyn
Carolyn

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Dusky Rose

Amy Griffin
Amy Griffin

August 28, 2017

Total Eclipse

Aggie Worth
Aggie Worth

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Winter Berries Cocktail

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Jacqueline Mason

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Mocha Cyan Magenta Swirl

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Carolyn

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Cacao

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Chris Bobrick

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Autumn Evening

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Judith Grubb

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Burnished prune

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Carolyn

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Spoiled

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Ann

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Glastonberry

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Carolyn

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Autumn Maple

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Judy Foldi

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Plumbalia

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Carolyn

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Basement

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Mary-Ann Lammers

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Bodaciousberries

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Jacqueline Mason

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Coffee Bean Plantation Hues

Varina
Varina

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Concord Decadence

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Michele Wice

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Royal Raven

Michele Wice
Michele Wice

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Royal Raven

Michele Wice
Michele Wice

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Raven Royalty

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Carolyn

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Demogorgon- Stranger Things or D&D themed!

Carolyn
Carolyn

August 28, 2017

Transylvania

Alyx perry
Alyx perry

August 28, 2017

Heather at twilight.
Love the deep purple and blues.

Kim King
Kim King

August 28, 2017

Plum Pudding
Jacqueline Mason
Jacqueline Mason

August 28, 2017

Mocha Berry Swirl.

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Rhina Az

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Beets Treats (Beetroots)

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K.

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Lavender Haze

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Rhina Az

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Berry Delight

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K.

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Misty Heather

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Carolyn

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Arabian- Arabian horses are one of the oldest known breeds of horse, and those with dark brown coats often have a sheen that can hint at almost blue or red tones.

Ann
Ann

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Glazed black cherry

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Carolyn

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Raspberry truffle delight

Laurie
Laurie

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Morus – commonly known as Mullberry. It’s the first thing that popped into my head as soon as I saw this.

Carolyn
Carolyn

August 28, 2017

Chocolate Maraschino

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Rhina Az

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Grape Juice Punch

Linda Unger
Linda Unger

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Chocolate Covered Raisins

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Carolyn

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Ornamental leather

Barbara Healey
Barbara Healey

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chocolate whip

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Rhina Az

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Cherry-Berry Mix

Grete Jenssen
Grete Jenssen

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Black currant

Ann
Ann

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Winter berry

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Carolyn

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Nightmare

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Mar Lou

August 28, 2017

Sangria

Grete Jenssen
Grete Jenssen

August 28, 2017

Autumn auroras

Barbara Healey
Barbara Healey

August 28, 2017

Sweet Berry

Rhina Az
Rhina Az

August 28, 2017

Berry Marmalade

Grete Jenssen
Grete Jenssen

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Black currant

Ann
Ann

August 28, 2017

Sweet cherry truffle

Rhina Az
Rhina Az

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Plum Jam

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Carolyn

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Parisian Chocolate

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Donna

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Chocolate covered blueberries.

Anne
Anne

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Burl Wood

Rebecca Nichols
Rebecca Nichols

August 28, 2017

Oncoming storm

Neethu Shah
Neethu Shah

August 28, 2017

Coleus

Jody Kauffman
Jody Kauffman

August 28, 2017

Please call the new yarn color:

Berry twilight

Chantelle McLeod
Chantelle McLeod

August 28, 2017

cioccolato

Luise LIchtenberg
Luise LIchtenberg

August 28, 2017

Raisin

Carolyn
Carolyn

August 28, 2017

Elizabeth Taylor- the color is reminiscent of her dark and sultry hair and violet eyes.

Carolyn
Carolyn

August 28, 2017

Decay

Chantelle McLeod
Chantelle McLeod

August 28, 2017

Cocolat

Ginger Bogle
Ginger Bogle

August 28, 2017

September Wine

Carolyn
Carolyn

August 28, 2017

Victorian- as a history major, this color really reminds me of the Victorian era because of its dark tone.

Carolyn
Carolyn

August 28, 2017

Antique- it reminds me of lovely aged furniture from the 1800s.

Doreen
Doreen

August 28, 2017

Blissful Blueberry.

Carolyn
Carolyn

August 28, 2017

Vintage Mahogany

Suzanne Smith
Suzanne Smith

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Dusk Canyon

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Melissa G.

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Divine Wine

Denise Daly
Denise Daly

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Aubergine

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Melspeth

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Chocolate-covered Blueberries

Jodi Harder-Lafontaine
Jodi Harder-Lafontaine

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Plumtastic

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Melspeth

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French Roast

Jodi Harder-Lafontaine
Jodi Harder-Lafontaine

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Elderberry Wine

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Carolyn

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Bruise

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Melspeth

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French Press

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Melissa G.

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Midnight Morado

Christine Nash
Christine Nash

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Plum Ready

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Melspeth

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Cocoalicious

Carolyn
Carolyn

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Black Forest, like the chocolate cake!

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Debi Beall

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Alexandrite

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Melspeth

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Cocoa Velvet

Carolyn
Carolyn

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Raspberry Mocha

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Lisa R

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Cocoa cascade

Kate Baker
Kate Baker

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Plum Lovely

Dawn
Dawn

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Wild blackberry

Lorraine R Taylor
Lorraine R Taylor

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Plum Jelly

Barbara J McCormick
Barbara J McCormick

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Merlot Supreme

Anne Van Benschoten
Anne Van Benschoten

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Midnight Mahogany

Rebecca M.
Rebecca M.

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Plumberry Rind

Rebecca M.
Rebecca M.

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Plumberry

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Tami bromfield

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Coffee beans

Tami bromfield
Tami bromfield

August 28, 2017

Cocoa Bean

Sue Goldthorpe
Sue Goldthorpe

August 28, 2017

Divine Decadence!

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