Do you root for the home team or are you a lone fan in enemy territory? The broad color palette of Green Mountain Spinnery yarns can help you show your team spirit and inspire you to create truly unique items.
Melissa’s Hat & Mittens, published in our 99 Yarns and Counting book, is a great introduction to multi-color knitting. Though four colorways are used in each pattern, you are only working with two colors at a time!
If you were able to come by our booth at one of the fiber events this fall, we hope you noticed the Icebreaker Hat, by Eric Robinson, modified in colors and graphics to show support of a certain football team. This colorful hat, with double knit earflaps, will keep any fan warm when the temperatures dip. With a little forethought, you can easily modify the charted pattern to suit your own team. Of course, hats are not the only way to show your team spirit. Legwarmers are once again a cozy, practical and fashionable accessory! The Anatolian Flip can be used as a hat or a bag when you are finished!
What colors should you use? Of course, it depends on your team and own personal preference. Here in New England, we would suggest combining Partridgeberry, Blizzard and Midnight Blue. For our New York fans we would suggest Edelweiss with a different shade of blue, Blue Gentian or Balsam, Edelweiss, Blizzard and maybe Jet Black. It can be interesting to live in a land of three professional football teams that are “local”!
We would love to hear from you if we can help pick out the right colors for your team; let us know in our Ravelry group or on our Facebook page!