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Colorwork KAL

The group for anyone who loves colorwork knitting or would like to learn. Kerin & Alison will be visiting regularly to offer ideas, support, encouragement, and advice.

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Colorwork Reference Info

Knitters have been asking, so here it is, the whole enchilada, all the Palettecolors artfully arranged in one enormous photo. (Click for bigger.) I make no guarantees about color accuracy on your monitor, but this way you'll see relationships between colors, since they're right next to each other in one shot. Enjoy!

Melissa explains how to use this picture of the spectrum of Palette colors to select colors for your next knitted colorwork project.


Group member Cheryl Waters has created an excellent reference sheet for keeping track of which Palette yarn you have in your stash! You can download the PDF here: PaletteColors2011.pdf


To see the current Palette line up to plan your next colorwork project, check out the pdf below. It includes all 150 colors of Palette, including a black & white version, which helps determine the contrast between shades for colorwork projects!

Palette 2012 - 150 colors!

If you're looking for pattern ideas, browse our selection of Knit Picks and IDP fair isle and colorwork patterns.

Discussion Forum

Lofoten Pullover

Started by JB. Last reply by JB Jan 2. 103 Replies

Hoo, hoo has fallen in love with colorwork?

Started by NoKnitSherlock. Last reply by cherylbwaters Sep 12, 2015. 671 Replies

A New Love!

Started by Peggy Stuart. Last reply by Peggy Stuart Jun 5, 2015. 100 Replies

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Comment by Peggy Stuart on October 1, 2009 at 9:23pm
KP is also trying very hard to provide us with a wide variety of colors in our favorite yarns! --P
Comment by cherylbwaters on October 1, 2009 at 11:03am
No problem, Arly. KP is trying extremely hard to answer all questions that are directed to them. It's nice to have such a supportive company allowing us to share our knowledge to make happier knitters and, therefore a happier world, right?
Comment by arly on October 1, 2009 at 10:22am
Thanks cheryl for getting me someone to give me a straight forward answer to my question.
Comment by cherylbwaters on October 1, 2009 at 10:02am
Thanks, Kerin, for clarifying!
Comment by arly on October 1, 2009 at 9:26am
Thank you KP, I guess that it would be a good time to get nw color cards to pick out yarn for my new project. What I have I am using for the colorwork KAL.
Comment by Kerin on October 1, 2009 at 9:05am
Hi Arly - every year, we make changes to our yarn lines to reflect different color tastes, and to make the lines more appealing. Palette underwent a major overhaul over the last couple of years, in which we phased out almost the entire line and then rebuilt it, more robust and better than ever! Many of the colors that were discontinued were not directly replaced, however, in favor of creating a truly cohesive color family. As you can see in the above photos, the color palette now is quite remarkable. So, while you won't be able to get the old colors, we do have 83 inspiring new choices for you. :)
Comment by cherylbwaters on October 1, 2009 at 7:42am
I think we will have to defer to KP for that answer. Some seem similar to me so I'm not sure if "discontinued" names were replaced with "new" names.
Comment by arly on October 1, 2009 at 5:52am
Hi, I made the original palette fair isle sweater with lots of yarn left over. Dumb question --I have colors fawn, sunlight, fog, yellow, petal, tan, lilac, peach, red, purple, etc. -- Have they all been discontinued , under a new name or replaced by an entirely new color??
Comment by Caryn Schmidt on September 23, 2009 at 7:02am
OK I think it makes sense now. THANKS!!!
Comment by Peggy Stuart on September 23, 2009 at 6:56am
Caryn: This is your chance to get creative. As long as you have some contrast between the foreground color and background color, your pattern will show up. Of course, if you want your pattern to come and go, you can have less contrast, which is also fun. You're only using two colors in a row, so it's fun to experiment. --P

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