Here it is: Siide-Gfroit!

Posted on May 19, 2017 | 0 comments

I am so excited to present the newest addition to the Siidegarte yarn line-up!! It’s a yarn base I had my eyes on for quite some time now, waiting for the right moment to introduce it … and springtime is perfect for it!

This new quality has had a first introduction at the Vienna Wool & Design Festival and is now also available online. I do hope you’re going to love it as much as I do…!

Siide-Gfroit is a worsted weight silk and cotton mix – perfect for those quick summer knits, with a wonderful crisp hand and the shine and a hint of the drape of silk!

I had already started to think about the perfect range of colours for this yarn last autumn. What kind of projects would you knit with this yarn? What colours would you want these garments in? Strong one? Pastels? Subdued --- no, certainly not subdued, not for this kind of cheerful yarn! So… Browsing Pinterest (you just have to love it, don’t you!!) I soon found the perfect palette, a combination of colours as suggested by Pantone.

Pantone is a company that provides a standard language for colour communication across all levels, from manufacturers all along up to the customers. Every year, the define a “Colour Of The Year” – you might have already heard about it, this year it’s “Greenery”.

This is what Pantone has to say about this amazing colour:

“A refreshing and revitalising shade, Greenery is symbolic of new beginnings.
Greenery is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew. Illustrative of flourishing foliage and the lushness of the great outdoors, the fortifying attributes of Greenery signals consumers to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate.”

Perfect for Siide-Gfroit! So this was to be the first colour.

But Pantone goes a step further and also suggests many different palettes to combine colours – perfect inspiration for anyone working with colours. And what can I say, I totally fell in love with the Pantone Spring 2017 Fashion Colour Report!

Pantone Spring 2017 Colours

It was so much fun to go about creating all those colours in Siide-Gfroit. Some of them, I wanted to match as closely as possible, some I changed a bit – and still, I’m so excited and delighted every time I start combining those colours – they work so beautifully each one with the others! Combinations are endless! There is a collection of Siidegarte patterns in the works, and let me tell you, it was so much fun choosing the colours for the different patterns…

So here are the colours, ten to start the yarn base off ....

If you want to give this new quality a try, there is an introductory promotion running until May 21st: use the code "Hello-Siide-Gfroit" at checkout to get 20% off this fabulous yarn!!

And in case you need a bit of inspiration regarding what to knit with Siide-Gfroit, I have set up a bundle on Ravelry with patterns .. and the first one is done by Swiss designer Meret for Butzeria in Siide-Gfroit, a Double-Face cowl!

All I can say is... enjoy!! It's a great yarn and it will give you a lot of joy I'm sure!

happy knitting,


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