New Colours of Kidsilk Haze

I haven’t posted about knitting for a while. I’m in one of those places where I’m finishing a lot of projects. That means I switch from one to the next, so nothing gets done in a hurry, but I’m hoping to have something to show you soon.

In the meantime, though, something very exciting has happened. I’ve written before about how much I like Rowan’s Kidsilk Haze. (Okay, I have a small KSH addiction, but I’m trying to keep it under control. Some completed projects: my favourite cardigan, another fave cardigan, a lace cape, some colourwash socks, oh, the list goes on and on!) A while back, Rowan announced a contest to derive three new shades of the yarn – there was a category for knitters, one for retailers and one for the best story about a colour. The idea was that they’d pick winners and add the colours to the line.

It just so happened that when I changed the colours in my version of the cardigan Belarus, there was a colour I was missing. I was hoping for something between ivory and yellow, but there isn’t one in KSH. I used Essence, which is yellow, but it’s too vivid with the other colours, so my sweater has stalled. Cream, the off-white option is too bright and pale. (You can see all the existing colours of KSH right here.) Given this opportunity, I suggested they add a colour that was Vanilla or Banana, darker than ivory but lighter than the yellow of Essence.

Last Friday, they notified me that my colour suggestion was one of the winners! Woo hoo! They ended up choosing five winners – the other new colours will be a pinky-purple, a yellow-orange, a peacock blue and a silvered pink. Besides knowing that the colours will be in production, each of the winners will receive some KSH in their suggested colour. I’m excited!

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