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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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Winsome
Winsome

August 25, 2017

Mulberry wine

Winsome
Winsome

August 25, 2017

Velvetine

Winsome
Winsome

August 25, 2017

Purple crush

Carolyn
Carolyn

August 25, 2017

Sangria

winsome
winsome

August 25, 2017

Renaissance

Winsome
Winsome

August 25, 2017

chianti

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

August 25, 2017

Smoldering Ember

Margie
Margie

August 25, 2017

Fresh Fig. This color is gorgeous!

Kitten WAW
Kitten WAW

August 25, 2017

Savory

Kitten WAW
Kitten WAW

August 25, 2017

Midnight Orchid

Aunt Jenny
Aunt Jenny

August 25, 2017

The first thing I thought of was “Grandma’s blackraspberry jam.”

Kitten WAW
Kitten WAW

August 25, 2017

Secrets In My Past

Perhaps I should be naming Gothic romances instead of yarn?

Kitten WAW
Kitten WAW

August 25, 2017

Tryst and Turn

Kitten WAW
Kitten WAW

August 25, 2017

Bruised Romance

Tina Hill
Tina Hill

August 25, 2017

Plum Perfect

Kitten WAW
Kitten WAW

August 25, 2017

Darkness Also Glows

MaryJo Legg
MaryJo Legg

August 25, 2017

Blackberry Jelly

MaryJo Legg
MaryJo Legg

August 25, 2017

Purple Haze

Kitten WAW
Kitten WAW

August 25, 2017

Enter The Night

Kitten WAW
Kitten WAW

August 25, 2017

Love Lies Hidden

Kitten WAW
Kitten WAW

August 25, 2017

Beware The Shadows

I guess I’ve gone from gloomy to spooky now?

Kitten WAW
Kitten WAW

August 25, 2017

Mysterious Woods

Kitten WAW
Kitten WAW

August 25, 2017

Mystery

Kitten WAW
Kitten WAW

August 25, 2017

Midnight Vow

Getting a little less gloomy.

Kitten WAW
Kitten WAW

August 25, 2017

Macabre

Okey dokey, that’s two dark ones in a row.

Kitten WAW
Kitten WAW

August 25, 2017

Sorrow

That’s not a cheerful name – duh, obviously! – but it was the first thing that came to mind.

Caro
Caro

August 25, 2017

Banshee

Alice Candy
Alice Candy

August 25, 2017

Violet-Backed Starling

Alice Candy
Alice Candy

August 25, 2017

Black Tulip! Not actually black,but extremely close to the yarn’s colour.

Pat
Pat

August 25, 2017

Grape merlot

France
France

August 25, 2017

Complex Wine

Kimberly
Kimberly

August 25, 2017

A Storm’s brewing

Linda Whythe
Linda Whythe

August 25, 2017

Mustard seed

Marie-Josee
Marie-Josee

August 25, 2017

Marsala

Johanne Belisle
Johanne Belisle

August 25, 2017

Prune Jam

Leonka Horvath
Leonka Horvath

August 25, 2017

Earthy Amethyst

Caroline Bertrand
Caroline Bertrand

August 25, 2017

Taylor’s Violet Eyes

Caroline Bertrand
Caroline Bertrand

August 25, 2017

Dark Amethyst Geode

Emilie
Emilie

August 25, 2017

Sunspurilla

Andrea L-J
Andrea L-J

August 25, 2017

Burgundy cherry

Armida Sawan
Armida Sawan

August 25, 2017

Brave

Armida Sawan
Armida Sawan

August 25, 2017

Sorry, I accidentally entered wild grapes multiple times.

Armida Sawan
Armida Sawan

August 25, 2017

Wild grapes

Armida Sawan
Armida Sawan

August 25, 2017

Violet fields

Cambria Flynn
Cambria Flynn

August 25, 2017

Black Peony (I like flowers lol)

Cambria Flynn
Cambria Flynn

August 25, 2017

Dark Dahlia

Armida Sawan
Armida Sawan

August 25, 2017

Wild grapes

Cambria Flynn
Cambria Flynn

August 25, 2017

Byzantium!

Melanie
Melanie

August 25, 2017

Betterave

Genevieve
Genevieve

August 25, 2017

Luscious

Valerie Moreau
Valerie Moreau

August 25, 2017

Algue mousse d’irlande

Emilie Vallée
Emilie Vallée

August 25, 2017

Aubergine

Anna Maria Caranci
Anna Maria Caranci

August 25, 2017

Sunset sea

Sheyrell Masters
Sheyrell Masters

August 25, 2017

Bumblelicious

Sheyrell Masters
Sheyrell Masters

August 25, 2017

Bruise Cruise

Sheyrell Masters
Sheyrell Masters

August 25, 2017

Mulberry Wine

Sheyrell Masters
Sheyrell Masters

August 25, 2017

Bumbleberry Pie

Laura Booth
Laura Booth

August 24, 2017

Forest Floor

Laura Booth
Laura Booth

August 24, 2017

Earth

Laura Booth
Laura Booth

August 24, 2017

Chocolate Wine

Sarina Wood
Sarina Wood

August 24, 2017

Obsidian

Sarina Wood
Sarina Wood

August 24, 2017

Midnight Sky

Sarina Wood
Sarina Wood

August 24, 2017

Deep Space

Cheryl C
Cheryl C

August 24, 2017

Chocolate Drop

Laura Booth
Laura Booth

August 24, 2017

Mahogany Dream

Elizabeth McNeil
Elizabeth McNeil

August 24, 2017

Morea

(the name given to the nymph that inhabited the Mulberry tree)

Elizabeth McNeil
Elizabeth McNeil

August 24, 2017

Jungle twilight

Lucie
Lucie

August 24, 2017

Purple Rain

This naming game is a lot of fun !

Lucie
Lucie

August 24, 2017

Dark side of the plum LOL LOL

Del Pollard
Del Pollard

August 24, 2017

Moonstone Mystique

gisele friedrich
gisele friedrich

August 24, 2017

Baco Noir. Plain and simple

Janet Armstrong
Janet Armstrong

August 24, 2017

Dusk – the colour reminds me of the rich mauve/purple/red colours in the sky during dusk and sunset

Lucie
Lucie

August 24, 2017

Mulberry jam

Lucie
Lucie

August 24, 2017

Plum pudding !

Coryna Blasko
Coryna Blasko

August 24, 2017

‘Labrusca’, from the Latin name for the concord grape which this colour reminds me of. Full Latin is Vitis Labrusca, or the Fox Grape.

Laura Booth
Laura Booth

August 24, 2017

Plum Rhapsody

Linda B.
Linda B.

August 24, 2017

Marrone

Linda B.
Linda B.

August 24, 2017

Clove

Linda B.
Linda B.

August 24, 2017

Forest Wine

Linda B.
Linda B.

August 24, 2017

Chocolatina

Linda B.
Linda B.

August 24, 2017

cocoa plum

Sharon Rapoport
Sharon Rapoport

August 24, 2017

Tree Trunk

Elizabeth Quinn
Elizabeth Quinn

August 24, 2017

We be jammin’

Carla Fawcett
Carla Fawcett

August 24, 2017

Oh my goodness! It’s gorgeous “Black Forest” : )

Sharon Normandeau
Sharon Normandeau

August 24, 2017

plum swirl

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