spring/summer colour forecast


For years now I have been using the pantone forecast every season to see what is going to be new in the world of colour. No different this year, so today I want to share with you the pretty shades that we can expect to see all around us in magazines, shop windows and most importantly for us maker people…in yarn’s, fabrics, paints and other supplies.


For more than 20 years, pantone, the global authority on colour, has surveyed the designers of New York Fashion Week and beyond to bring you the season’s most important colour trends. One colour is chosen to become colour of the year…

…the winner for 2014 is…

Colour of the Year 2014

Radiant Orchid is an expressive and creative purple. A warm, yet sophisticated shade that sparks the imagination and draws you in with a captivating harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones. A truly joyful and happy colour!


To find out more and for a full colour report click here.

Happy colourful reading! x

Yarn Heaven

dear diary…

Just taking a wee time out from organising myself for my weekend trip away…yes I am off to Woolfest. Yippee!!!!!


After trying to go for many years, this is it and I can’t wait. I can’t wait for the mouthwatering colours of all the yarntasticness that awaits, can’t wait to stroke and hug all those tempting hanks on display, can’t wait to see all the livestock (and smell it too!), but mostly I am looking forward to spending a great time away with my loopy knitting friends in our rather posh cottage, eating, drinking, being merry and of course – knitting! In case some of you, my dear readers, are going and wondering what colour yarnfabulousnesses you should buy to look ‘tres chic’ during forthcoming autumn/winter (yes, it is officially summer now, not that we would think so here in GB!), here is a little forecast that I received only the other day.

Pantone Colour Trend A/W 2012

Pantone Colour Trend A/W 2012

Check out this space for lots of inspiration!

Knitwear Trends A/W 2012

Maybe I’ll see some you up in Cumbria…I am the one wearing five layers trying to keep warm!