Stylecraft – New Spring Colours

06/05/2017 · 1 comment

in Crochet

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What did you get up to at the bank holiday weekend? I must say that I spent a fair chunk of my time in the garden. I decided we needed to get ‘outdoor-living’ ready. The sun was shining I a dragged out some of our outdoor, vintage blankets, getting prepared for garden picnics and evenings huddled around the firepit. I was amused that one of our blankets, which must be over 50 years old is very like a colour scheme I am working on at the moment.

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New colours

Back in the Spring I received a ball of each new shade to trial. Vintage Peach, Buttermilk and Mushroom. It has taken me a while to find the right project but luckily as spring has developed my favourite shades have altered. I am just working on some new project for my next book. So really I am giving you a sneaky peek of a proposed colour combination.

Here I have matched the new colours; Vintage Peach, Buttermilk, Mushroom, with old favourites; Storm Blue and Duck Egg

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The lovely Lucy from Attic 24 identified that these vintage shades were missing from the huge Stylecraft Special DK palette. So we do have Lucy to thank. I must say that I am sorry I cannot reveal a bigger photo of my new project. But when the new book comes out you will be inspired by new colour combinations for every season. I know how much crocheters love Stylecraft Special DK. The texture is soft, the shades are extensive and the price of each ball is reasonable. This means that making a large blanket is not too daunting for the pocket. It is always worth watching out for the new shades. Well they might be new, but looking at the heirloom blanket they will have a long life on the colour chart.

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