Coming up with new yarn colors is one of my favorite parts of my job. Today, we take a peek behind the scenes on how we choose colors for one of our popular yarns, Hawthorne Speckle.
First step: make use of all my millions of Pinterest pins! (See, I knew I’d find a way to justify hours of Pinterest surfing.) Just look at all those delectable color combos. Thanks, Internet!
Another great source of inspiration is our very own Yarn Value Pack page! There are so many lovely color-curated sets that make for fabulous multi-colored yarn ideas. Here are a few of my favorites. Aren’t they lovely?
Once I have a good collection of photos, I open them in Illustrator and mock up the colorways. After printing them, the Knit Picks team votes for their favorites with very fancy, high-tech sticky notes.
Blueberry Speckle was another fun one to make, with a beautiful wash of blues from our Alpaca Cloud yarn serving as inspiration:
After that, the files are sent to our yarn factory and the speckle magic happens! We love Speckles so much it makes us want to dance. What’s your favorite of our speckle colors?