Knitting (and crocheting) with Chroma

So have you seen our new Chroma yarn colors?

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We’ve had the samples in the office for several months and we’ve been dying to show them to you! I think this is my favorite batch of colors we’ve put out – both the neutrals and the super cheery brights.

The color I first fell in love with was Sandpiper – it reminded me of so many trips to the Oregon Coast, probably one of my favorite places on earth.  I immediately grabbed a ball of the fingering weight and cast on for yet another Sockhead Hat.

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I’ve seriously made at least a dozen of these hats – they’re fun to make and great for movie or TV watching projects.  I wear them all the time in the fall & winter too – in fact, I wore this one when I went on a day trip to Mount St Helens.

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I love how these colors blend together – the blues, the cream, the browns. In fact, after I finished my hat, I decided I wanted to use it again,  along with Weather Vane and Fog Bank for a big crochet granny square throw.

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I love crocheting with Chroma. It’s just a basic granny square pattern (like this one) which I just keep adding on to. I haven’t quite finished yet, but I started with 2 skeins of Weather Vane, then used 2 skeins of Sandpiper.  I’m ending it with 1 skein of Fog Bank – but it’s been much too hot (hello summer!) to work on for a long period of time lately. Crocheting a blanket in fingering weight yarn seems like madness to me but it’s getting quite big now and will be perfect for me to bring along on my holiday to the coast in September.

blanket2Then, naturally, I cast on for another Sockhead Hat.  This time I wanted to go bright & grabbed the Sugar Cookie colorway. The teals & pinks just look so sweet together!  I’ve only been working on it while watching movies in the theater but it’s coming along nicely.

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I shortened the brim by a couple of inches (so I won’t need to fold it over when wearing it) and will probably not make it quite as slouchy as most of my Sockhead hats.  It’ll be a nice cheery hat to wear during the grey cold days of a Pacific Northwest winter.

What do you think of the new Chroma colorways?  Our thumbnails are small but if you want to see how the striping pattern is in each colorway, check out the online catalog (page 29) – you’ll see full swatches of all the colors

 

 


5 comments

  1. Amanda / August 12, 2014 / Reply

    The hats are great! Beautiful colors!!

  2. Lyn / August 12, 2014 / Reply

    Gorgeous work!! Striking colors!

  3. Kathy / August 12, 2014 / Reply

    Love your projects and the yarn is awesome!

  4. Kathryn Hillier / August 13, 2014 / Reply

    Have always liked the Chroma and now you have added even more beautiful colors, can’t wait to get my next order..

  5. Sheree Ervin / August 15, 2014 / Reply

    Well I am sold!! I am a couple of skeins to make a couple of hats!!! I LOVE the Sandpiper and Weathervane. I am afraid to go look at the other colors…I’ll want them all!!!