Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2014 is Purple! (Well, actually, it’s Radiant Orchid) Our two newest purples are Amethyst and Lilac!
Amethyst is a purple variety of quartz found all over the world.
The name comes from ancient Greek and means “not intoxicated“. The ancient Greeks wore amethyst amulets and carved drinking vessels from stones, believing the stone had the power to prevent drunkenness!
Medieval Europeans believed amethyst had healing properties and kept soldiers cool-headed and quick-witted in battle. Amethyst was once considered equal in value to ruby, sapphire and emerald and can be found in many royal crown jewel collections.
Amethyst is the traditional birthstone for February and the the zodiac stone for Pisces. It’s also Kathleen’s birthstone.
Syringa vulgaris, or lilac, is a species of flowering plant in the olive family.
Native to the Balkan peninsula, it was introduced to North America in the 18th century. It’s the state flower of New Hampshire, and was chosen because it symbolizes the hardy character of Granite State residents!
We love lilacs! They are a sure sign that early summer has arrived, especially here in Minnesota where winter drags on and on and on and on (you get the idea).
We have plenty of other purples to satisfy every purple lover!
A plain name for a beautiful flower. The Toad Lily is known for it’s distinctive freckled petals. Our speckled yarn captures the greens, purples and yellows of the inspirational plant.
The beautiful and showy Iris takes it’s name from the Greek word for Rainbow. Our Iris is freckled with blues, greens, and purples to mimic the petals of many varieties of the spring favorite.
Inspired by the colors of an abstract painting by Ana Maria Edulescu (Sunrise in Glory, Long Shadows of Trees at Dawn), this was originally a color from our DK Yarn club, and has now joined the ranks of our “Block” or variegated yarns!
Cold, pure, stark and perhaps a bit repetitive, this is a marriage of blue, purple and black in a way that will rhythmically repeat within your handiwork.
Sometimes Pink & Black play nice, like on a Chanel box, but in this colorway they’ve met in a dark alley and are halfway through a rip roaring night on the town. And they might not be home for breakfast.
A rich, vibrant blend of pinks, purple and reds, reflecting her passion (both in terms of intense emotion and intense suffering).
Mrs. Leah Moss has lived through her share of pain, she’s now ready for a bit of joy. But her mother has a problem which affects the whole family, a problem which makes her a prisoner in her home.
This colorway is based on the rich, warm tones of Mrs. Moss’s beautiful scarlet & purple dress, one of the loveliest in this season of Call The Midwife.
In the books the Targeryens are a family known for their silver-blonde hair and purple eyes.
This color actually will resonate more with the readers of the books than the HBO viewers, but it allows us to have a beautiful purple color (without resorting to the particular shade of Joffrey’s face at the “Purple Wedding”)
*Color not available in Flax
Beautiful light purple with hints of blue, this color is inspired by the sweet-smelling member of the mint family. Delicious!
Touches of pink, purple and yellow bring in the best colors from both Loreliai and Sookie’s individual palettes, mixed with green for the beautiful location of the Dragonfly Inn. It seems like a GREAT place for a knitting retreat, huh?
Reds, purples and golds blend together in speckles of color over Pearl yarn. Available in all yarn bases!
Bright blue and stark scarlet streaks on a deep purple base create a dramatic and beautiful fabric.
*Color not available in Flax
The rich, glowing purple of Amethyst hovers between a cool blue and a fiery red, making it one of the most universally loved colors.
Amethyst means ‘not intoxicated’ and comes from the ancient Greek word – Amethystos. Also, it’s the birthstone of February babies everywhere, including Kathleen.
Mary’s Maids is a celebration of purple (sorry, Lilac) in subtle, semi-solid beauty! This colorway would work beautifully with any other color in the 221B series – or with many of our Semi Precious colors.
This is a subtle, ladylike colorway, nothing too extravagant. Charming, likable, not unlike Mary herself.
But there’s some depth there, too,
Reaching, he took the package from my lap and tore away the wrapping, revealing a wide silver band decorated in the highland interlace style, a small and delicate Jacobean Thistle bloom carved in the center of each link.
— Claire, Outlander
There’s SO much more to Iceland than Reykjavic, but as a stopover on international flights it’s become an unexpected ‘weekend destination’ for travelers to and from Europe/North America.
The pinks, yellows and blacks reflect the eclectic personalities of Reykjavicians – ? – Reykjavicers?
*Color not available in Flax
The colorway is a mix of black (Lorelai’s raven locks) & brown (coffee!!) with the character influences of Emily’s yellow, Sookie’s pink & Luke’s true blue nature.
Chrysis was inspired by the color of the Chrysis wasp, part of the Cuckoo Wasp family. Named after the ancient priestess of Hera who accidently started a fire that destroyed a temple.
Color that sets your soul on fire! Red-orange with hints of brown, magenta and black. It reminds us of the embers of a campfire, glowing in the twilight.
The beautiful lilac can grow from palest white to deep, rich purple. Our bright, subdued mix of purple and lavender create a lovely base for a project.
The FLOW version of Thistle, Iris gradients the colors we love from the beautiful Springtime flower; deep purple, magenta, yellow and stunning green.
Depending on the soil, a hydrangea plant can flower in colors ranging from light pink to deep purple or cool blue. This FLOW colorway attempts to capture them all!
The fuchsia plant creates the richest, brightest, deepest pink and purple around. Here is MKY’s FLOW interpretation of this lovely flower!
Inspired by the beautiful South American Cuckoo Wasp (it deposits it’s eggs in other wasp species nests, the larve hatch relatively quickly and eat the host’s eggs and larve – lovely…) this overdyed FLOW color is one of our hardest to dye, but we think it’s well worth it!
The purple of their eyes, the white of their hair, the grey of Dragonstone.