I’ve apparently not been enthused about Pantone’s Color of the Year since 2014’s pick, “Radiant Orchid” (and my yarn choice, Brooklyn Tweed’s Thistle). And I was puzzled when I heard this year’s Color is Greenery, thinking didn’t we just have Emerald? But apparently that was 2013. 2015 was “Marsala,” and 2016 was a baby pink-and-blue combo I did not love. But if you saw this Instagram post last Spring or that green camisole top I made in August, you’ll guess I’m on board with Greenery. (Even if the flat Pantone swatch brings to mind that color all the packaged food companies use to convey that theirs are the “healthy” cookies.)
So what about yarn? There are millions of green yarns in the world, from neon to murky, and from chartreuse and mint to alpine and olive. But “Greenery,” this grassy, cheery, newly-sprouted-leaf green is not the easiest color to come by in a yarn. The two best options I can find are Quince and Co.’s colorway called Snap Pea, pictured up top on their Chickadee but available on all of their wool yarns, and Green Mountain Spinnery’s Cotton Comfort pictured in the color Leaf. Sincere Sheep also has a semi-solid colorway called Virid that’s available on several bases, and a new color called Katydid launching later this month that might be even closer. And for a tweedy alternative, there’s Arranmore (my current amour) in the color Shamrock. Other suggestions?
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