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August 20, 2013

Pick a Color, Any Color (& Giveaway!)

Spud & Chloë friends, we need your help!

What will it be?

We’re about to add some fresh, new pops of color to Spud & Chloë Sweater line. One of my favorites, Spud & Chloë Sweater is the quintessential worsted-weight yarn in a blend of 55 percent superwash wool and 45 percent organic cotton. It’s machine washable and comes in generous 160-yard hanks. Practical as well as pretty, it’s a true workhorse in a versatile palette of 29 to die-for (or should that be to-”dye”-for?) colors. We’re planning on expanding that palette, and that’s where you come in. What colors do you think we should add to the current collection?

Barn, Popsicle, Jelly Bean, Watermelon, & Tiny Dancer

Are our rich reds and super-sweet pink your favorites?

Firecracker, Cider, Life Jacket, Pollen, & Firefly

Or are bold and zesty oranges and yellows more your style?

Chipmunk, Billiard, Turtle, & Grass

Maybe you’re more of a green girl or guy.

Lake, Moonlight, Skydiver, Waterslide, & Splash

Have you been feeling blue?

Grape Jelly & Lilac

Perhaps you’re more passionate about purple…

Root Beer, Chocolate Milk, Toast, & Ice Cream

Do you prefer the natural beauty of creams and browns?

Penguin, Manatee, Beluga, & Igloo

It’s not all black and white; some of us see things in shades of gray…


Have we missed one of your favorites? What colors of Spud & Chloë Sweater are you craving? Let us know in the comments. We’ll tabulate your suggestions, and com January, we’ll be offering brand-new colors chosen by you!

To thank you for your help three lucky readers (selected at random) will receive enough hanks of Spud & Chloë Sweater in the colors of their choice to make the Weekender Sweater, Half-Pint Dress, or Woodland Pullover. Then in January, we’ll send you two hanks of the new colors of your choice. Wow! Yarn now and later!  To enter, leave your color suggestion in the comments by Monday, August 26th. Good luck!

August 3, 2012

Orange You Glad You Stopped By?

Announcing a Spud & Chloë free pattern colletion, created in collaboration with Vogue Knitting and inspired by the 2012 Color of the Year, Tangerine Tango!

Brilliant Chinese Lantern Hat in Buoy

I love, Love, LOVE this hat. Keep your eyes “peeled,” we have more exciting news about this hat coming!

The Details

Pattern: Chinese Lantern Hat
Designer: Elizabeth Mautz-Redmann
Size: One
Needles: Size 6 (4 mm) needles
Size 8 (5.5 mm) needles
Size 10 (6.5 mm) needles
Size K (6.5 mm) hook
Yarn: Spud & Chloë Outer
Link: To download the free pattern, click here.

Baby Mitts in Life Jacket, Waterslide, and Igloo

This is a re-release for these classic mittens in updated colors for the Vogue Knitting Collection.

The Details

Pattern: Baby Mitts
Designer: Susan B. Anderson
Size: 0 to 6 months
Needles: Size 7 (4.5 mm) dpns
Yarn: Spud & Chloë Sweater
Link: To download the free, updated pattern, click right here

Rosie the Riveter-inspired Headband in Goldfish

Last, but not least we have the Rosie Headband – I have already made two and I wear them all the time!

The Details

Pattern: Rosie Headband
Designer: Jane Richmond
Size: One
Needles: Size 4 (3.5 mm) needles
Yarn: Spud & Chloë Fine
Link: The free pattern can be found here


Happy Weekend Knitting!

July 18, 2012

Bold, Beautiful, Bright!

Billiard (7527) Tiny Dancer (7526) Life Jacket (7528)

Have you seen the new Spud & Chloë Sweater colors?

The bold, rich, green, Billiard.

The beautiful, sweet, pink, Tiny Dancer.

The bright, punchy, orange, Life Jacket.

The hardest part for me? Deciding which one to knit with first!

Spud and Chloë’s Sweater in Tiny Dancer is kinda a big deal for me. It is the very first color name idea that I came up with and the whole gang voted for!

June 5, 2012

Outer Update!

Brights, braids and big hair?

Libby makes Outer look great!

This amazing wig by one of our designers, Cheryl Nelson, is made using Spud & Chloë Outer in Rocket (7211). Libby, our model, rocks this look! Soon, models will be strutting the look on the TNNA catwalk!

It’s going to be so extreme!

The four new colors of Spud & Chloë Outer

First, we have Fearless (7218)! A bright, bold yellow. A shade of acidic pear, this is my absolute favorite. I have big plans in this color, just you wait and see!

Next up is Buoy (7219)! An intense, punchy orange. Like the perfect shade of a slightly faded life jacket. Remember when we discussed the 2012 color of the year Tangerine Tango? It was an excellent point of inspiration.

Then we have Sugar Plum (7221)! This is a complex, deep and rich plum. Moody and brooding like gray. Regal like a jewel tone. This color will surprise you in the best way possible. We just know you are going to love it.

Last, but not least…Rhino (7220)! This gray is silvery and floaty. Light enough to look like a little slice of perfection when combined with the other colors of the Outer palette, but still a color strong enough to stand on its own. We want to put it with everything!

New Outer Designs

Are you already thinking of projects to make with the new colors? The whole Spud & Chloë gang is!

Just to let you know, we have new Outer patterns too! To whet your appetite we have The Wendy Sweater, the already released and free Dogwood Set, and Situpons!

The new Outer colors and patterns in the awesomesauce Spud & Chloë Fall 2012 Collection will be available at your favorite LYS by the end of June!

Take care Pals!

March 28, 2012

It’s Time!

Time for a Knitalong!

Get your pattern!

Ready your needles!

Set out your color palette!

Go! Knit a Trifecta Scarf!

Knit in your three favorite colors of S&C Fine

The Spud & Chloë Gang will begin the Knitalong Monday, April 16th.

If you would like to participate you’ll want to purchase the Trifecta Scarf pattern from your local yarn shop or download from our website.
You will also need a size 3 (3.25mm) 40″ long or longer circular needle (or size needed to obtain gauge) and 4 hanks of Spud & Chloë Fine. Two hanks of color A, and one each of color B and color C.

Here are the two color combinations I’m contemplating:

Inspired by our Spring discussion: Tulips, Daffodils and Irises.

The Trifecta Scarf is designed by none other than Olga Buraya-Kefelian. Be sure to read her interview in the Blue Sky Alpacas Bluesletter.

Inspired by my Pins, are you on Pinterest?

You can see the inspiration here, here and here.

You can find Spud & Chloë’s boards here.

The Trifecta will be a great project to work through, together. Especially the provisional cast-on, working a scarf lengthwise, and two lace patterns.

And when we are all finished, Trifecta will be perfect for late spring and the cool air conditioning of summer.

You can find the Raverly thread for this Knitalong here.

I hope you’ll join me, Fine is my favorite. Which colors will you be using?

Take care Spud & Chloë Pals.