The forecast

Yesterday was officially the first day of fall so I feel it might be alright to let the cat out of the bag.  Here are the forecasted colour trends for Autumn 2012.

Imagine that’s your job. You are the omnipotent force that predicts what fashionable folks will be wearing near and far.  How do you get that job anyway?

Although I really do not subscribe to trends I do find the phenomena of colour forecasting intriguing and even quite a wonderful phenomena at that.  It insures that every colour eventually will have it’s time to shine.
This season “tangerine orange” is trending, and I have seen the evidence in the stores. Pops of orange are everywhere. If you happen to love orange this is good news for you and you should pick up a thing or two.  Red is (sadly) not “in” this season, but one day it will be again and what a happy day that will be!

I got these colour predictions from the good folks at Pantone.
Here are some pretty yarns in all the au courant colour.↓


FRENCH ROAST
clockwise from centre top: Handmaiden 4ply 100% Cashmere 170m for $38. Cascade 128 Superwash Merino in colour #872, 128yds for $14. Dream in Colour Smooshy merino sock yarn in Cocoa Kiss, 450yds for $24. Valdani Perle Cotton in colour 8123, for $5.  Brown Sheep Burly Spun extra bulky wool in Sable,  132yds for $19.50.

HONEY GOLD
clockwise from centre top: Fleece Artist Peter Rabbit angora, 250m for $29. Madelinetosh Merino DK in colour Winter Wheat, 206m for $20. Cascade 220 wool colour #9564, 220yds for $9.  Koigu KPPPM merino sock yarn in colour #P517, 160m for $13.50.  Berroco Ultra Alpaca worsted weight made from alpaca and wool in colour Masa, 198m for $11. Handmaiden Casbah cashmere blend sock yarn, 325m for $29.

PINK FLAMBE
clockwise from centre top: Misti Alpaca Chunky 1oo% baby alpaca in colour #1890, 100m for $17.   Madelinetosh Merino DK in colour Vintage Sari, 206m for $20.  Cascade 220 sport weight superwash in colour #807, 125m for $7.  Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Bulky wool and mohair in colour Lotus Pink, 114m for $9.50.

TANGERINE TANGO
clockwise from centre top: Handmaiden Casbah cashmere blend sock yarn, 325m for $29. Misti Alpaca Chunky 100% baby alpaca in colour #707, 100m for $17. Spud and Chloe Sweater blended cotton and superwash wool in colour called Life Jacket, 146m for $16.  Manos del Uruguay Maxima merino worsted in colour Valencia, 200m for $19.

ULTRAMARINE GREEN
clockwise from centre top: Anzula For Better or Worsted cashmere blend worsted weight in colour Grace, 182m for $32.50.  Madelinetosh Tosh DK in colour Fjord, 206m for $20.  Cascade 220 wool in colour #9451, 220yds for $9.  Madelinetosh Merino DK in colour Kelp, 206m for $20.  Koigu KPPM Mini Skein in colour #1540, 10m for $3.  Spud and Chloe Sweater blended cotton and superwash wool in colour called Billiard, 146m for $16.

BRIGHT CHARTREUSE
clockwise from centre top: Mano del Uruguay Classica in colour #68, 126m for $18. Madelinetosh Tosh DK in Grasshopper, 206m for $20. Spud and Chloe Sweater in colour Grass, 146m for $16. Elitespun Fingering Merino in colour #DU44 Lime, 398m for $14.50.

OLYMPIAN BLUE
clockwise from centre top: Spud and Chloe Outer cotton and wool blend in colour called Wave, 55m for $17.  Koigu KPPPM merino sock yarn in colour #P319, 160m for $13.50.  Madelinetosh Tosh DK in colour Fathom, 206m for $20.  Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Bulky wool and mohair in colour Blue Boy, 114m for $9.50. Cascade 22o Superwash Sport in colour #813, 125m for $7 Dream in Colour Smooshy with Cashmere sock yarn in Wicked Royal,
400yds for $30.
TITANIUM
clockwise from centre top: Fleece Artist Himalaya merino angora, 65m for $20. Madelinetosh Merino Light in colour Tern, 384m for $19.  Elitespun Fingering Merino in colour #DU03, 345m for $14.50.  Manos del Uruguay Classica wool in colour #31, 126m for $18. Madelinetosh Pashmina silk and cashmere and merino blend in colour Tern, 329m for $32.
RHAPSODY
clockwise from centre top: Madelinetosh Merino Light colour Opaline, 384m for $19. Madelinetosh Tosh DK merino in colour Logwood, 206m for $20. Cascade Eco+ wool in colour #2422, 437m for $20.  Berroco Flicker baby alpaca with sparkle in colour called Pyotr, 175m for $12. Berroco Vintage DK wool and acrylic in colour Lilac, 266m for $7.50.

ROSE SMOKE
clockwise from centre top: Madelinetosh Tosh DK merino in colour Calligraphy, 206m for $20.  Madelinetosh Merino Light in colour Rose, 384m for $19.  Anzula Wash My Lace merino in colour Blush, 905m for $25.   Berroco Peruvia Quick wool in colour Rosa, 95m for $11.  Berroco Ultra Alpaca wool and alpaca worsted blend in colour Candyfloss, 198m for $11.

I sure had fun making this post, hope you enjoyed it
Craftily yours
Kristin

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2 responses to “The forecast

  1. fab….great work! now which colour do you want to knit with!

  2. I love this post – I have bookmarked it so I can “on trend” (hahaha) this fall:-B I love the grey and pink especially – xo from Madison – Bronwen (PS Exciting that Natalie is now on the staff! I have made one of her patterns! The big Reunion Cowl! Lovely!)

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