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June 10, 2014

Project Inspiration: Lightning Wrap

What’s a knitter to do when the temperature starts rising? Rather than packing away the needles for the season, why not cast on for a lightweight, fun-to-knit pattern which can accompany you on summer outings!

The Lightning Wrap by Kyoko Nakayoshi uses simple short rows to create a striking wrap you’ll use year-round! It’s a great project for summer vacations, a day at the beach, or your local knit night. All you have to do is pick your favorite color combination in Spud & Chloë Fine!

Here, it’s shown in Orangutan as the main color and Goldfish as the contrast color:

If you’d prefer to knit your wrap in a different color scheme than pictured, we have endless possibilities from our palette of 25 color options! You could dive in with a watery theme, using Dolphin as the main color (left) and Snorkel as the contrast color (right) – or even vice versa!

 For an earthier palette, Green Bean (left) and Glow Worm (right) would also be a lovely choice!

If you’re feeling bold, here are some color combos which really pack a punch. First, Hippo (left) and Calypso (right) combine a neutral grey with a bright pop of color:

Or you could be inspired by the summery hues of watermelon, pairing Sassafras (left) with Lizard (right):

Finally, you can’t go wrong with black & white! Create a graphic piece you can wear just about anywhere with Black Pepper (left) and Popcorn (right):

We can’t wait to see your creative color choices over on Ravelry!

April 23, 2014

Something for Everyone


Have you received our new catalog yet? We’ve got some exciting new patterns and four new colors of Sweater to share with you this month: click here to request your copy; if you are already on our mailing list, it should be arriving in your mailbox any day now!


We’ve added four new hues to our Sweater color palette (clockwise from top left): #7529 Red Velvet, #7530 Rainstorm, #7532 Pine Needle and #7531 Bloomsberry. Each one is perfect for stripes, colorwork, or knitting all on its own!

It’s never too early to start planning your fall knitting projects, and we are pleased to debut seven wearable new designs for the whole family! For more information about each individual pattern below, click the links to view patterns on our website.

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The Chill Chaser Cardigan by Sylvia Häger is perfect for layering, this figure-flattering cardi offers plenty of ways to have some fun with color. Two versions are available, color blocked and striped; choose from girls’ and womens’ sizes. Knit in easy-care Spud & Chloë Sweater.


The Snowflake Pullover by Kirsten Kapur is a light & lovely pullover knit with our superwash Sweater yarn. While it may look complex, the lace motif is easy to memorize and will stitch up in a flash!


The One Fine Day Top by Bobbi IntVeld is an adorable jumper-style top to knit for your little one. Whether you choose bold bands of color or subtle stripes, it’s sure to be an every day favorite when knit in Spud & Chloë Fine.


The Crabby Cap by Wendy Bernard is sure to put a smile on everyone’s face! This colorful cap is available in your choice of two versions: a simple colorwork slouch in our worsted-weight Sweater or a slightly more challenging beanie style worked in our sock-weight Fine.


The Lightning Wrap by Kyoko Nakayoshi is cleverly crafted using a bit of short row shaping. Knit in Spud & Chloë Fine, it’s the perfect layering piece year-round.

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The Colonel Henley by Elizabeth Green Musselman is a modern twist on the classic Henley; knit from the top down, this updated version features short row shaping and deep ribs at the sleeve and placket. Knit in easy-care Spud & Chloë Sweater, it’s sure to be an instant favorite!


The Wing Tip Cowl by Katie Mayer was inspired by the wing-to-wing flight patterns of migratory birds. Each cowl knits up in a jiffy with super-bulky weight Spud & Chloë Outer!


Which project is at the top of your queue?

January 10, 2014

Ready to Ship!

Our newest colors of Spud & Chloë Sweater: Red Velvet, Rainstorm, Bloomsberry, and Pine Needle.

Remember way back in August when we asked you about the new colors you’d like to see added to the Spud & Chloë Sweater collection? More than 375 of you shared your ideas and then helped out again when we asked you to help us name the top four color contenders.

Now, just in time to brighten up your winter, we’re happy to announce that the new colors of Spud & Chloë Sweater are here! Red Velvet #7529, Rainstorm #7530, Bloomsberry #7531, and Pine Needle #7532, chosen and named by you, are rolling into your favorite LYS; click here to find a Stockist near you.

October 8, 2013

Official Names!

Thank you so much for casting your votes to officially name the new Spud & Chloë Sweater colors. Here are the winning names:

Our rich red is…

Red Velvet!

Our vivid violet is…


Our gorgeous green is…

Pine Needle!

And last, but not least, our beautiful blue will be called…


Thanks again for all your help. The three lucky winning commenters (chosen at random) who will receive two hanks of Spud & Chloë Sweater in the color of their choice are:

Debbie V. “I vote for B, F, I, K.”

Ashley H. “Wow, what gorgeous colours. I’d say: B Red Velvet, E Pixie Purple, H Pine Needle, J Rainstorm.”


Debbie G. “B, F, H, J. That was fun! Just like naming nailpolish colors. Hope I win!! Desperate for some Spud & Chloë!”

Congratulations! You can be sure we will shout it from the rafters when these colors are in stock and ready to ship to your favorite LYS.

September 30, 2013

The Big Reveal (& Another Chance to Win Some Yarn!)

A few weeks back we asked you to tell us what new colors you’d like to see in the Spud & Chloë Sweater line. The response was amazing! We’ll give you a sneak peek at the colors you picked in a minute, but first we need to ask for your help one more time. Can you help us name the new colors?

Here’s a look at the new colors that will be hitting the shelves at your favorite LYS come January…

First up is a rich red.

Burgundy, wine, garnet–a rich red shade is what you all asked for. Which name do you think describes this new color best?

A. Beet Red

B. Red Velvet

C. Choke Cherry

Next up is a vivid violet.

It seems you all have a passion for purple. But not just any purple. What you wanted was something a little darker than Lilac, lighter than Grape Jelly, and more along the lines of a middle-ground amethyst. We love the end result, what name do you think suits it?

D. Butterfly

E. Pixie Purple

F. Bloomsberry

You were all for going green.

Deeper, more masculine shades were another request and we figured we couldn’t go wrong with a lush, verdant green like this one. (And it’s not just for the boys.) Which name do you envy?

G. Forest

H. Pine Needle

I. Big Woods

Last, but not least, is a beautiful blue.

You told us you like knitting the blues, but want to dive in to some deeper, darker shades. This one is right on the mark. What do you think we should call it?

J. Rainstorm

K. Thunder

L. Midnight

If you’d like to help us out (and we hope you do), leave you favorite color names (you can identify them by letter) in the comments. As a thank-you we’ll enter you into a drawing for two hanks of Spud & Chloë Sweater in your favorite color.