Just a quick post with a heads up that the Stylecraft blog tour starts this Friday and will arrive at Crafternoon Treats on Monday 28th September!
Stylecraft have organised a tour of 10 blogs over 10 days between Friday September 25th 2015 and Sunday 4th October 2015. The crochet bloggers involved have had the luxury of being able to play with a whole pack of the new Stylecraft DK limited edition colours! We’ve been challenged to each come up with a new design and free pattern for you to show how these gorgeous colours work together. The photo above is a sneaky peak showing a small part of my new ‘thing’…
Here they are in all their glory!
At the centre is duck egg, the colour that won the public vote after the competition held earlier this year. More about that later in the post.
To the left is grass green, above that cypress, then going round the outside in a clockwise direction, mustard, empire, pistachio, kelly green and lobelia. Just behind the ball of duck egg are boysenberry on the left and fuchsia on the right as you look at the photo.
Each ball contains 50g of yarn – that’s half what is in a standard ball of Stylecraft Special DK.
How did these new colours get picked?
Stylecraft ran a competition earlier in the year and asked ordinary crocheters from far and wide to send in their suggestions for a new colour. The idea was to make just one and put it into full production to join all the other colours in the Special DK range.
People sent in loads of ideas and items that were the colour they wanted. A panel picked the top 10 new colours and this shortlist was put to the public vote. The duck egg won.
BUT: everyone loved the other colours so much and the interest in them all was so overwhelming, Stylecraft have produced them all as this special limited edition pack. I have no information about how long it will be available, so get it snapped up! It will be on sale in mid October from all the usual suppliers. If you are going to the Knitting and Stitching show at Ally Pally in October, you will be able to see it there.
WIN your own FREE pack of ALL 10 COLOURS
Each blog that is taking part in the blog tour is getting another free pack to giveaway.
To enter, all you have to do is click on the ENTER THE COMPETITION link on the blog on the day that its featured in the tour.
My day is the 28th September. Emma Varnum will be on the Sunday before me and The Twisted Yarn will be on the Tuesday after me. Other bloggers taking part include Janie Crow, Sue Pinner – Granny Squares YarnArt, Cherry Heart and Heather fromThe Patchwork Heart.
Visit all 10 blogs and you get 10 chances to win the lovely 10 colours.
Hope to see you back here on Monday to see my new pattern and make your entry!
8 thoughts on “The Stylecraft blog tour is coming…”
Oooh, I’ve just found you via ‘Inside Crochet’ and on my first visit find a blog hop AND a giveaway! Had a quick peek at your crochet tutorials and can’t wait for the kids to go to bed so that I can read and enjoy in peace!
Hi Emma Ooooooo exciting about Inside Crochet – I haven’t seen it yet!!! Welcome to my blog and I hope you enjoy. The next few days are going to be very exciting – find me on Instagram (@crafternoontreats) to follow lots of action from Yarndale at the weekend too xxx
Fabulous new colours! Love what you have done with them – looking forward to Monday!
Thanks Sandra – I’m really excited too xxx
I love the new colours, especially the panton, I’ve been waiting for a bright green that’s not the acid green tone in stylecraft. I’m a knitter, and this year due to Jane Crow Lily blanket I have progressed to quite a good level of crochet competence. In fact I’m now crochet mad and stylecraft addicted. the colours are lush and just perfect to show off my new skill. I am responsible for getting my cousins, friends, daughter and granddaughter who’s 6yrs old into hooking. It’s a shared interested and an exciting hobby. I’m running a therapy group for knitters that want to stop smoking…knit and quit. Thank you stylecraft
Fantastic Tracy – what a brilliant idea!!! So pleased you’ve discovered crochet and you are enjoying it AND its proving useful 🙂
I can’t wait! When do these colors come out?!
They will be on sale from mid October Trish – so not long to wait 🙂
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