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Playing with yarns under the influence of Pantone Fashion Color Report Fall 2012


At Vogue Knitting Live we received cute cards from Pantone & VK with a color selection for Spring 2012. I’ve loved the card and even more the colors! However, at that moment, I didn’t research about what was going on between Pantone, VK and this color list. This event is always so fantastic, there’s so much happening at the same time that we can’t afford to miss a thing!

But as a curious knitter and marketing person, I already had registered in my “mind files”: pantone/colors/fashion! And as I was browsing on the net, reading fashion magazines and observing fashion store’s windows, there was something here and there about Pantone and Fashion Colors!

***There’s an lovely fashion store in Brazil called “Farm” and they created a collection called “Farm heart Pantone. You can take a look at the video here. It’s cute! My fave are the Havaianas flip flops!)

At the Pantone website I found the explanation about Pantone Fashion Home and I like the idea of so many amazing fashion designers (like Nanette Lepore, Hervé Léger, the amazing Betsey Johnson and many others!) and a fantastic group of fashion influencers (how cool is this group of people!) have researched and came up with a list of trendy colors for the Fashion Seasons.

Personally I’m not a super fashion follower. But I like the Pantone’s idea of finding new ways to share that bunch of great colors (as I recall, Pantone catalogues was something specific for designers) and for that, they invited skilled people with different styles. I really like it!

Here is the Patone Fashion Color Report Fall 2012 for women’s:

And this subject was a great excuse for me to play with yarns: there’s my interpretation of the Pantone Fall 2012 colors!

French Roast (from the top down)

– Mericash Eco Punta Yarns color brown

– Puffin by Quince&Co color Twig 119

– Alpaca Sport by Madelinetosh color Betine

Honey Gold (from the top down)

– Malabrigo Sock  color Ochre 803

– Wool of the Andres Bulky by Knit Picks color Turmeric

– Loft by Brooklyn Tweed color Hayloft

Pink Flambé (from the top down)

– Finch by Quince&Co color Sorbet 117

– Osprey by Quince&Co color Sorbet 117

– Shepherd’s Wool by Stonehedge Fiber Mill color Raspberry

– Canopy Fingering by Fibre Company color Plum

Tangerine Tango (from the left to the right)

– Sheep(ish) by Vickie Howell for Caron color Pumpkin(ish) 0013

– Merino Silk by Abuelita Yarns color 13348

– Sheep(ish) by Vickie Howell for Caron color Coral (ish) 0014

Ultramarine Green (from the top down)

– Malabrigo Lace color Vaa 51

– 80/10/10 Worsted by Madelinetosh color Rambler

– Sheep(ish) by Vickie Howell for Caron color Olive (ish) 0019

Bright Chartreuse (from the top down)

– Silken Kydd by color 10

– Silk Lace by Claudia Hand Painted Yarns color Navy Olive

– Sheep(ish) by Vickie Howell for Caron colorLime (ish) 0021

Olympian Blue (from the top down)

– Heritage Sock by Cascade Yarns color 5604

– Loft by Brooklyn Tweed color Old World

– Tosh DK by Madelinetosh color Fathom

Titanium (left to right and top down)

– Berkshire by Valley Yarns color Light Gray 04

– Lacey Lamb by Jade Sapphire Exotic Fibers color 962

– 220 Superwash by Cascade Yarns color 874

– Sheep(ish) by Vickie Howell for Caron color Grey (ish) 0003

Rhapsody (from the top down and left to right)

– Cascade 220 by Cascade Yarns color 7809

– Kid Mohair Solid by Punta Yarns color 399

– Cotton Wool by Rowan color sh952

– Cashmere Merino Silk dk by Sublime Yarns color 0011

Rose Smoke (from the top down)

– Malabrigo Twist color Zinc 613

– Koigu Kersti by Koigu Wool color K2360

– Solemate by Lorna’s Lace color Buckingham Fountain 511

And there’s the Pantone Fashion Color Report Fall 2012 for men’s:

I’ll ask my knitters friends about this color selection!

PeaceKnitLove to all,



5 Comments Post a comment
  1. Ivana #

    Amei! Adorei todos mas achei o tom que eu queria “tangerine”!! Obrigada!! O Pumpkin(ish) é maravilhoso!!

    June 3, 2012
  2. Ivana #

    Amei! Adorei todos e achei o tom que eu queria “tangerine”!! Obrigada!! O Pumpkin(ish) é maravilhoso!!

    June 3, 2012
    • PKL #

      Ai q maravilha vc ter gostado, Ivana! Eu adorei preparar esse post! rsrsrs
      Obrigada pelo comentario!

      June 3, 2012
  3. Andrea #

    Ain, adivinha se não dá vontade de comprar toooodas as cores! bjs

    June 4, 2012
    • PKL #

      Ai como fico feliz por vc ter gostado, Andreinha! Amei fazer esse post rsrsrsrs!
      Obrigada pela mensagem!

      June 4, 2012

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