…By which I mean the colour, not the fossil fuel that you put in your car.
You might (or might not) be wondering why I mention this now, instead of finishing off THAT project ready for the big reveal.
The thing is, folk at Stylecraft yarns have been grappling with a weighty dilemma. Quite a few of you, no matter what country you live in, have probably knitted or hooked with Stylecraft Special DK yarn at some point. There are 80-odd shades in the range, increased since the competition I was honoured to co-judge last year. The thing is, they now want to increase their aran and chunky ranges too, and they need your help choosing which shades from the DK range they should add to the heavier weights.
Far be it for me to try to influence your choice, but isn’t petrol a much undervalued yet versatile colour? So unappealingly named, yet so satisfying. I do love a colour that says to you, ‘No, wait: there’s more to me than that. Take another look.’ There’s a subtly and ambiguity to petrol. It’s like turquoise’s quieter, more confident sibling. (Turquoise can be awfully flighty and excitable.)
And if you’re making clothing, it’s a colour that suits a lot of skin tones.
Anyway, here’s the deal. Stylecraft would love you to nominate a shade from their DK range to be included in the expanded aran/chunky ranges. You can nominate your choice here. It could be petrol, for example…
Nominations are open until 6th March. After that, the top twelve shades will be selected and you will have a chance to vote for whichever one of those you think should be chosen. (Hopefully the twelve will include petrol.)
Voting will cease on 31st March, after which the six most popular shades (petrol, for example) will be announced. These will then be launched as aran/chunky shades from October 2016. Hurrah!
Nope, nobody paid me to write this piece. Just thought I’d better mention that. That said, the Stoic Spouse expressed deep gratitude when I told him that I was going to stop chattering on and write a blog post.