In today’s post I wanted to carry on the series of looking at Stylecraft Yarn’s newest colours by thinking about potential colour schemes for these 10 colours. I have 5 to share with you today and 5 to share next week, followed by a bonus post a week later; stay tuned!
The 10 new colours are, from left to right, Pistachio, Kelly Green, Empire, Boysenberry, Lobelia, Cypress, Fuchsia Purple, Grass Green, Mustard and Duck Egg.
Colour scheme ideas for Stylecraft Yarn
So after ‘pegging’ all the new colours, ala Lucy from Attic 24 (that woman is a genius!) I put off housework and life admin to sit and play with colour schemes for an hour (or maybe two!). The rule I set myself was simple, include a least one of the new shades in the combinations I was putting together; it challenged me to go beyond the colours I’m naturally drawn to and the exercise has made me want to make all the things!
Today’s first colour schemes feature Lobelia, Duck Egg, Kelly Green, Fuchsia Purple, Mustard and Pistachio.
1. Soft peach, Clematis, Lobelia, Lavender and Candyfloss. I wouldn’t say I’m normally drawn to purples but there’s something about Lobelia and how it comes to life when it’s surrounded by other colours that I really love. Not just purple; I put it with a couple of greens and liked it, as well as a yellow – as it can suddenly look quite blue. It could become a real staple part of the range, what do you think?
2. Grey, Cream, Duck Egg, White and Silver. Here I was really losing the light (sorry), so this photo isn’t as bright as I would like, but I put this colour scheme together when thinking about icy mornings in the winter; pale and grey but also bright. It feels cuddly as a combination and I only wish Duck Egg had been available when I was making my sky blanket last year!
3. Saffron, Sunshine, Kelly Green, Spring Green and Citron. On the flip side, this colour scheme came to life when I thought about the first signs of spring. Spring Green, especially, is one of my favourite colours and I like it paired with Citron; the Kelly Green shade also complimenting it. I made a baby blanket last year in Spring Green and my biggest regret was giving it away; I don’t have a baby (obviously) but I just love the colour and was so proud of the blanket I knitted. Sunshine and Kelly Green are quite vibrant, but the addition of the other three colours softens it.
4. Teal, Burgundy, Fuchsia Purple, Mustard, Spice and Soft Peach. Scrummy colours, this was inspired by Attic 24’s cosy blanket; these shades combined feels warm and bright and makes me instantly happy. Burgundy is quite rich and is brightened up by Fuchsia Purple but works really well with Teal too. For me, Mustard and pink is a colour scheme I’ve been wanting for ages so this is one of the first combinations I put together! The Soft Peach may seem a little weaker in comparison, but compliments well and looks good with every other shade.
5. Citron, Fondant, Pistachio, Candyfloss and Apricot. And finally, this is a lot softer than above, but a similar lines with the yellow, pink and soft Pistachio colour. This is gorgeous, feminine and I can see it as a cuddly blanket on a bed. I can’t get over how much I love these shades combined; I think it could work well as a baby blanket or, even more extreme, how cool would a striped cardigan or jumper look in these colours? Bit out there, perhaps?! Still love this.
What do you think? Any favourites that spring to mind? I think number 5, with Pistachio, might be my favourite.
Oh finally, if you fancy getting your hands on any colours featured I tend to buy all of my Stylecraft yarn from Wool Warehouse. There are lots of shops (online and otherwise) that sell this collection, but I’ve always been impressed with Wool Warehouse’s speedy delivery service.
Thank you for reading, I hope you’ve enjoyed what I’ve put together. See you next week for the second part of these colour scheme ideas!