Pantone Color of the Year: Ultra Violet Yarns!
Dramatic, provocative, and thoughtful – Ultra Violet is Pantone’s color of the year! Let’s have a closer look at this vibrant color hero!
Ultra Violet – even the sound of the words summons drama and mystery! Pantone describes Ultra Violet as nuanced and full of emotion, and this rich blue based purple has been used for centuries to signal drama, mystery and excitement!
Historically, purple has always been a powerful color – the Romans loved it, and hung purple cloth in the birthing chambers of royalty so that it would be the first color a new royal baby would see – to be born into purple was to be born into royalty! It’s a color of expression and non-conformity, of mystery and spirituality, and there are depths and dimensions in the shade that we can use, as crocheters, to combine with other colors or using ultra violet on its own for bold statement accents!
Here are five of the best ultra violet yarn shades!
The Paintbox Yarns palette has three deeper purples and two pale lilacs – all on this beautiful violet spectrum, and all just waiting for your hooks in DK, aran and chunky weight acrylics plus DK and aran weight cottons!
Gorgeous Gründl Wolle yarns’ plump purply chunky roving style yarn Filzwolle uni is perfect for oversized sweaters, cushion covers and accessories – and, as the name suggests, it is feltable yarn because of its 100% wool content, so you can create amazing felted accessories with it too!
Vibrantly rich, Lion Brand Wool-Ease Tonals is a chunky weight yarn, ideal for sweaters, scarves and hats – it’s a wool and acrylic blend that is washable – I just love this semi-solid violet shade!
A silky sheen enhances the ultra violent tones of this stunning yarn, bringing the purple tones right up out of the yarn! Malabrigo Silky is a DK weight silk and merino wool blend that is just delicious for cowls, shawls and mitts – and dare we dream, beautiful cardigans!
Joyously zingy, Cascade 220 Sport’s Purple Hyacinth is bright and full of possibilities! This fabulous shade works all year round with an accent on spring and summer months for perfect cardigans and wraps!