You know that feeling of happiness when you see something beautiful and it makes you take a sharp breath in? That’s what happened to me when I saw the Caron x Pantone yarn palette for the Pantone color of the year “Living Coral”. It was like potential just opened up to me.
The color coral is one of my favorite colors. In clothing and in home decor it makes a statement but if “Living Coral” isn’t your thing maybe you should check out the Caron x Pantone yarn braids. While it’s not as though the whole gradient yarn thing is new, Caron yarns kicked it up a notch with the Caron x Pantone color play tool. The Caron x Pantone Rainbow Chip Color Play Cowl (Crocheted) is a fun way to test out the tool. Instructions can be found in this video: https://www.yarnspirations.com/yarn/retail-exclusive-yarns/caron-x-pantone/caron-x-pantone-educational-centre
Caron developed a lookbook (though I prefer the old issuu style lookbook) for these great yarn braids. Mix and match the colors as you please with FREE patterns. For more free patterns using the Caron x Pantone yarns follow this link to the Crochet Crowd’s collection of free patterns. You’ll love the selection.
Michaels Stores are the exclusive distributors of Caron x Pantone yarns. You can see these exciting colors in person! (right now on sale online!) Or use the color play tool and buy directly from Yarnspirations. (example: the color block crochet cowl) The amount of yarn in each color bundle of color is small, as one can probably tell from the photos.
If you are a charity knitter/crocheter like I am you might want to use up your stash or buy colors that blend in larger amounts, you might try snapping up paint chip samples from your local paint store. My daughter and I thought we might try that ourselves! Using some free paint chip samples we thought it might be fun to try some color blending based on color families.
It’s a fantastic way to make the ordinary into something extraordinary as a gift for charity or a gift for a friend. All the colors found in nature can be found on the shelves of any yarn shop… get creative with your blends!
Scarves, hats, mittens, baby blankets. Add a little spice… Have fun!
Now I turn the blog over to T.k Wilson for her ideas!
Anyone who knows me well knows I adore color. When I wear dull colored clothes, I feel like I have to have something bright on with them. Socks, jewelry, something. Looking into the Caron x Pantone yarns and getting the paint chip cards reminded me of my love for color and how much I enjoy picking out colors for projects.
Color blending is one of my favorite techniques too. I love doing it especially with doll clothes. You have no idea how much a few subtle changes can make or break a piece. Using the wrong thing in the wrong spot spells disaster!
Because a lot of my doll clothes are built around specific characters, or what I see as the doll’s “personality” color choices are very important. The idea behind Caron x Pantone is actually pretty brilliant for all kinds of crafting goodness. For instance, I can see the yarns used for stuffed animals and amigurumi dolls with ease, and the idea of color matching will work brilliantly with making doll clothes.
Our love for color has actually brought my mom and I closer together in our crafting lives. One or the other of us will have an idea for a color scheme and run and tell the other, it’s great fun!
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