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School Spirit Yarn Shades

August 15th, 2011

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School’s almost back in session! That means that sports games, pep rallies, and other fun after-school activities are fast approaching. Show your spirit by knitting or crocheting accessories in your school colors! Here are just a few of the most popular school colors in three of our favorite fast-finish, easy care yarns: Vanna’s Choice, Wool-Ease, and Hometown USA.

(If you’re looking for colors not listed below, please be sure to click on the names of the yarn above. Each of these lines has 50+ colors, so you have many more options to choose from.)

Yarn Vanna’s Choice Wool-Ease Hometown USA
Blue Colonial Blue
Colonial Blue
Blue Heather
Blue Heather
Detroit Blue
Detroit Blue
Gold Mustard
Mustard
Gold
Gold
Pittsburgh Yellow
Pittsburgh Yellow
White White
White
White Frost
White Frost
New York White
New York White
Red Scarlet
Scarlet
Ranch Red
Ranch Red
Cincinnati Red
Cincinnati Red
Purple Eggplant
Eggplant
Eggplant
Eggplant
Portland Wine
Portland Wine
Black Black
Black
Black
Black
Oakland Black
Oakland Black
Brown Chocolate
Chocolate
Cocoa
Cocoa
Billings Chocolate
Billings Chocolate
Orange Terracotta
Terracotta
Sienna
Sienna
Syracuse Orange
Syracuse Orange
Green Kelly Green
Kelly Green
Avocado
Avocado
Green Bay
Green Bay

Want ideas on how to combine your school colors? Stripes are always in style for hats and scarves. You can also knit or crochet a project in a solid color, then use your contrasting shade to duplicate stitch the initials of you or your school. For a tweedy effect, hold both shades together (like in our Sumptuous Tweed Scarf).

What are your school colors? How do you show your school spirit through yarncrafting? Let us know in the comments.

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