What would you do…

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…with 150 skeins of Palette?


That’s what we want to know.  We are giving away our Palette Sampler to one lucky person – all 150 colors of our Palette line!

So what would you do with all this glorious yarn?  Hang all of it up on your wall as art? Make every single pair of mitten from patterns by SpillyJane?  Make multiple versions of Kerin’s Dogwood Blossoms? Crochet a granny square with each color and create the most colorful blanket ever?  Roll around in it?  Tell us!

And that’s all you need to do to enter – just leave a comment on this post, telling us what you would do with 150 different colors of Palette.  We’ll close the comments on Monday October 21st and choose one very lucky winner!

Rules: One entry per person. Must have a US or Canada mailing address. No purchase necessary. All comments must be posted on THIS blog post. Comments on other blog posts or on social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, G+, Ravelry, etc.) will not be valid for this contest. We will close the comments at 7am PST October 21 and select a winner soon after!

As a note, don’t worry if your comment doesn’t show up right away – because of not-very-nice spammers that slip through our filters, we need to approve each comment.  So there might be delay, especially over the weekend – but don’t worry, we’ll get your entry!

NOTE:  Wow, this is the biggest response to a contest ever!  To keep our blog from dying, we will be archiving comments so you may not see your comment. DON’T WORRY!  We will get them & all will be counted as an entry.


  1. Vicki / October 21, 2013

    I would start a craft group in my area and share the wealth!

  2. Susan Galbraith / October 21, 2013

    I would make a rainbow of baby clothes! :)

  3. Mary McIsaac / October 21, 2013

    Wow!! What wouldn’t I knit. My daughter is crazy about cowls right now. I could make her and all her friends many beautiful and colourful cowls. Multicoloured mittens, scarves, the list is endless. I also see a beautiful colourful sweater with so may options.

  4. Roya / October 21, 2013

    We have a cozy conservatory in our university’s library with a tree in the middle. The natural feeling of peace provided by the tree and the extra light make it the favourite place to read for most students.
    There’s free paper close to the tree and It’s sad to see students wasting it. Even though we have a “Help protect the environment” sign on the wall, you still see lots of paper planes floating in the air.
    I would bring awareness to this issue by making an installation. I would decorate the leafless branches with the skeins and make the most colourful winter tree. The sign would read: Trees bring colour to our lives. Let’s not waste paper anymore. I believe this would be an effective way to deliver the message and promote responsibility.

  5. June / October 21, 2013

    Before I made anything, I would throw it on the ground, roll in it and tell myself that I was the luckiest person in the entire world! Then I would go through my “someday I will knit this” list of patterns and have fun choosing my 1st through 150th project!

  6. Tracy / October 21, 2013

    I would be in hat knitting heaven with all those colors!

  7. Sandra / October 21, 2013

    I would make Sipalu bags for all my friends!

  8. Sue M. / October 21, 2013

    Gifts of hats, gloves, scarves, small things for our newest baby. :-)

  9. Kathy / October 21, 2013

    I would donate it to the high school where my friend works. They are trying to get a ‘craft’ club started with very little funding and one of the projects requested is ‘how to’ knit and crochet!!

  10. Jo Mitchell / October 21, 2013

    I would make chemo caps for the Seattle Cancer Alliance House. I have stayed there while having radiation treatments and two cancer surgeries.
    There are a lot of people going thru difficult times. Thanks

  11. Ray Carlburg / October 21, 2013

    Wow. Yes, I’d probably roll around in it first. Then I’d experiment with like a thousand fair isle motifs. Then I’d make an ombre something (a center-out blanket or a top-down sweater). And I’d make lots of hats for a friend’s charity.

  12. Susanne M / October 21, 2013

    I would definitely, without a doubt, make a granny square blanket for my mom. I have always wanted to make one but have never been able to acquire the amount of yarn needed.
    As for the leftovers, I would probably use the rest to knit small gifts – my mom lives in a nursing home and the ladies there would cherish warm scarves or mittens!!!! I would love to be able to give them something beautiful to see their eyes light up in delight!!

  13. Jacob / October 21, 2013

    Do all my Christmas knitting! 4 nieces, r nephews, 3 sisters-in-law, one brother, two brothers-in-law, 2 sets of parents, and my husband! Maybe throw in our two dogs, too…

  14. Deborah Brown / October 21, 2013

    I would give them to my mom who knits scarves for kids in foster care.

  15. Laurie Romano / October 21, 2013

    afghans afgans afgans

    I wouldn’t be about to get enough!

  16. Susan Garvin / October 21, 2013

    I love the feel of yarn and matching colors. Would spend my time looking and touching – until I needed to knit something

  17. Lori Dobel / October 21, 2013

    I’d knit up a cozy rainbow colored afghan and cuddle up with a nice cup of tea!

  18. Kat R / October 21, 2013

    I would knit a ridiculous number of hats and then donate them to whoever needed them in my community and beyond.

    … But I’d keep a few skeins to knit a pretty variegated shawl for myself.

  19. Jennifer Lohmueller / October 21, 2013

    Palette is an absolutely fabulous yarn for stranded knitting and intarsia. I have made many diverse projects such as tams, sweaters, and home decor items with this yarn. I love that I can design a project with a specific color in mind and I will be able to find it in Palette. I would LOVE to have all of the colors so that I can make a shawl in the style of Kaffe Fassett, along with lots of fun mini projects with the left-over yarn.

  20. Brittany Bucholz / October 21, 2013

    I would absolutely love to have the entire Palette collection for my stash. I believe I would start by making mittens for all my family members. :)

  21. Theresa / October 21, 2013

    Wow…I can’t imagine what I could do with all that yarn. I’d definitely work up some hats to donate. Then

  22. craftyshanna / October 21, 2013

    Wow, what *wouldn’t* I do with every color of Palette. I just finally got the hang of colorwork without the strands being too tight, so I would have a ball (pun intended) making everything in sight that involves colorwork! Christmas would be very colorful for all my family and friends, and for ME!

  23. Alie / October 21, 2013

    So, so, soooo many slouchy hats

  24. Jayde / October 21, 2013

    Colorwork! I’ve got a number of small projects I’d love to do that require two or more colors of yarn. There would be fancy Norwegian style mittens for everyone!

  25. Crystal Louise Clark / October 21, 2013

    WOW!!! First I would take a picture and make it the coverpage of my facebook page. I would want to make at least one square or circle of each color for a afghan. Then I would pick out all the purple and make myself a sweater and all the greens and make my sister a sweater and all the blues and make my mom a sweater then then to stash for creative foder for projects in the future and beyond.

  26. Janet Kirby / October 21, 2013

    If I were fortunate enough to win this contest, I would use the 150 skeins of Palette to make graduation gifts for my some of my departing seniors. I am a high school English teacher, and each year I knit hats or mittens for students who have put in extra effort, finished their senior well, and successfully avoided succumbing to “senioritis.”

  27. Leah Scherer / October 21, 2013

    I am becoming an aunt next year and would love to make a very special colorful afghan for my new niece/nephew that they could cherish and eventually pass onto their own children.

  28. Danielle / October 21, 2013

    I would rub that yarn on my face. After that got boring, I would knit some fabulous socks. Lots and lots of fabulous socks. Then I would rub the socks on my face.

  29. Donna Dye / October 21, 2013

    I would donate every last skein to the Dodge County Correctional Institution. They just put out an appeal for yarn as they are ALL OUT! The inmates make stuff and donate thru their Community Service Program. I would love to have 150 skeins of yarn but I’ll bet the crafters at DCI would love the yarn even more!!

  30. B in VT / October 21, 2013

    mittens galore!

  31. susan Dye / October 21, 2013

    I would share half with my granddaughter and then make something warm and beautiful for everyone I know. What fun!!

  32. Susan Goen / October 21, 2013

    I’d find a colorful project to use every single skein!

  33. Shelley Verdun / October 21, 2013

    Always a great catalog and ideas!!

    • Shelley Verdun / October 21, 2013

      First I would lay them all out and look at them, for several days…maybe more. And touch alot!!

      Then I would start making notes, considering different patterns and then begin selecting colors for projects.

      Because this would be such an unbelievable G-I-F-T, I would start with projects I could donate to help someone or make them feel good.

      When I was diagnosed with cancer, completed my surgery and was then facing chemotherapy, someone I barely knew, came to my home and gifted me with a knitted cap.

      I have it to this day as a remembrance of all the emotions and feelings I was experiencing and that someone took the time to comfort me with a handmade cap to see me through one of My Life’s Events.

  34. Christine Wagner / October 21, 2013

    I would make the most amazing multi-colored shawls for our church Prayer Shawl Ministry…and of course share the wealth with the entire group!

  35. nancy olson / October 21, 2013

    150 pairs of socks , oh my !

  36. Lilllie / October 21, 2013

    I would make clothes and gifts for my grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Among their favorites are animal hats and colorful purses. With #14 great-grandchild due in November and #15 great-grandchild due in December I could put this yarn to immediate use!

  37. Stefanie / October 21, 2013

    I would love to make a giant throw! One or two rows per color!

  38. Naomi Frenkel / October 21, 2013

    Alternatives for Girls is a non-profit that helps 15 – 21 homeless girls get their lives back. None of these girls have any family and are living in cars and abandoned buildings. I would use the yarn to knit scarves and hats for these girls and donate them to Alternatives for Girls.

  39. sarita mendonca / October 21, 2013

    I would make a four-seasons-in-one afghan – multiple granny squares with shades for every season.

  40. Linda Fabbro / October 21, 2013

    WOW! It would be so fantastic, I’m not certain!!! We have a prayer shawl ministry at our church that could make a lot of beautiful shawls out of these skeins! So I guess, that is what I would do with it!
    What a nice thought!
    Thanks for letting me enter!

  41. Elvita Rhodes / October 21, 2013

    I would probably do hue shift color combinations as in your afghan kit. I was a knit fabric colorist and stylist and love to work with color. I love Elizabeth Zimmerman book “Knit one Knit all”.I have knitted lots of baby surprise sweaters and have experimented with a stockinette version. In my design days I did many stripe designs. I hope someday to learn color work knitting.

  42. Jennifer Sandoval / October 21, 2013

    Share! And challenge my knitting friends to some colorwork.

  43. Camille Wall / October 21, 2013

    Multicolored sweater, mittens, scarfs, socks. The list might be as long as your creativity.

  44. Alyssa Atchley / October 21, 2013

    With that much yarn, I would knit baby blankets to donate to local hospitals. I think I would have my mother and sister crochet some to help keep up with all the new births.

  45. Elaine Boston / October 21, 2013

    I would make lots of colorful fingerless mitts.

  46. Daria / October 21, 2013

    My 1st thought was to roll around in it, but then thinking of all the untangling I would have to do, well that was not good.

    I think I might make a sampler afghan using all the colors to show case different stitch patterns, or I might group them by complementary colors and create smaller blankets to give away.

    I don’t know what I would do with 150 skeins…but I’m sure I would have lots of fun trying to figure it out!!

  47. Karen / October 21, 2013

    Tell my husband, “See, I really do need a studio (for my yarn)!”

  48. Barbara MacIntosh / October 21, 2013

    I would make oodles of toddler sweaters for the church fair for next year. Just found out that was the most sought after item but too late for this year as the fair is the 26th!!

  49. Darquise Poulin / October 21, 2013

    After trying it and If I like it, I would certainly consider buying more …

  50. Donna Pilkington / October 21, 2013

    If I had all 150 skein colors of Palette I would use it to knit tree trunk stripes for the trees in the woods around my house. I would also have streamers coming down the trees . As winter approaches this would be an explosion of artful color for the trees and a treat for the eyes of the people who use the prairie path behind my woods. They would be able to enjoy it as they pass by and I would enjoy from my house. Imagine how this would look in snow or on a cold winter day when everything is so grey.