• Spring is in the air

Hi all, spring is definitely in the air….literally, the streets of Vancouver are in full bloom with cherry blossoms and wonderful smells. This is when Vancouver truly shines- the sun is out, it is getting warmer, the mountains look gorgeous, all the flowers are budding, everyone is enjoying the outdoors, patios filling, while everywhere else in Canada and especially the East coast are still berried in snow!!!

I love this time of year as it means the rain/snow SHOULD be over (I hope that I didn’t just jinx myself). I love all of the flowers, the smiling faces and especially all of the colours.

So I thought that I would share with you the Patone colours of Spring 2015 and as you will notice this filters down to the yarn world too. Most yarn brands follow these trends and you will see this reflected in new and fresh colour ways that follow the seasons.


The Spring 2015 Patone colours.


Reflected in the Fashion world.

Here is how the executive director of the Pantone Colour Institute describes this seasons shades:

“This season there is a move toward the cooler and softer side of the color spectrum. An eclectic, ethereal mix of understated brights, pale pastels and nature-like neutrals take center stage as designers draw from daydreams of simpler times. Remembrances of retro delights, folkloric and floral art, and the magical worlds of tropical landscapes restore a sense of well-being as we head into warmer months.
“Many feel compelled to be connected around the clock because we are afraid we’ll miss something important. There is a growing movement to step out and create ‘quiet zones’ to disconnect from technology and unwind, giving ourselves time to stop and be still. Color choices follow the same minimalistic, ‘en plein air’ theme, taking a cue from nature rather than being reinvented or mechanically manipulated. Soft, cool hues blend with subtle warm tones to create a soothing escape from the everyday hustle and bustle.”
Leatrice Eiseman

Now let’s see how this shows up in the yarn world, here are a few examples from the shop.


Habu yarns. http://www.urbanyarns.com/search.php?search_query=habu&x=0&y=0




Blue Sky Alpaca. http://www.urbanyarns.com/search.php?search_query=Blue+sky+alpaca&x=0&y=0



Rowan All Seasons Cotton. http://www.urbanyarns.com/rowan-all-seasons-cotton-18st/

Lets take a cue from Leatrice Eiseman and tap into our “quiet zones” with knitting. Enjoy the still time with soft, subtle and warm hues of spring inspired by the nature that surrounds us:)

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