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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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  • AustinB-R

    Appalachian State black and gold!  It gets cold in Boone, NC, so we need lots of hats and scarves.  Someday I’ll have to crochet a nice, warm stadium blanket, too. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000377037420 Ny Phoenix

    I won’t be buying…. no Maroon…. my kids’ school colors are Maroon and White…. I’ve also seen the school stuff sold at Big Box Store in maroon, grey, and white.

    • Anonymous

      We couldn’t list every school color, unfortunately, so we narrowed it down to the top 9. However, we do have plenty of maroon yarn shades in these yarns as well. I would recommend something like Hometown USA in Tampa Spice, Wool-Ease in Burgundy or Cranberry, or Vanna’s Choice in Cranberry.

    • Anonymous

      We couldn’t list every school color, unfortunately, so we narrowed it down to the top 9. However, we do have plenty of maroon yarn shades in these yarns as well. I would recommend something like Hometown USA in Tampa Spice, Wool-Ease in Burgundy or Cranberry, or Vanna’s Choice in Cranberry.

    • Hshall94

      that was my complaint also…….I get so tired of not being able to find the Maroon……..our school colors are treated like red-headed stepchildren….notice they didn’t fail to list LSU’s colors or Ole Miss

      • Anonymous

        Hi, Hshall94. These are just the top 9 most popular colors; there are tons of other shades out there, and it would be impossible to list them all. Check out my comment above to see my maroon recommendations.

  • http://twitter.com/cajundharma Logan England

    awesome! Gold and Eggplant for LSU. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=566265818 Amy Simmons Gillespie

    Why stop with stripes and initials? I designed my own version of the iconic Hog hat for my littlest Razorback fans.

    • Anonymous

      I love it! Thanks for sharing the photo, Amy!

    • Anonymous

      I love it! Thanks for sharing the photo, Amy!

    • http://www.facebook.com/linda.percy.77 Linda Percy

      So adorable!

  • Sandy

    Orange and black for my daughter’s high school !!!!  Currently making a granny square blanket to use on those cold days sitting on the bleachers while she plays in the band!

  • http://www.facebook.com/karlia3 Karli Anderson

    You do not have a very good green for Michigan State Spartans.  I have used the ones you show, but they are not quite right.  Go GREEN Go White!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=815189258 Jeannie Phillips

    Middleton High School colors are blue and gold or blue and yellow. GO VIKINGS!!

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  • Nancy

    I wish I knew which colors are for our Denver broncos

    • http://www.lionbrand.com/ Zontee

      Hi Nancy, I would recommend that you check out Hometown USA‘s New York White, Syracuse Orange, and San Diego Navy. Hope that helps!

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  • Pat Meyer

    Scarlet and crimson are both used by many schools. Your scarlet does not look right, and there is nothing for crimson. You need far more choices in green too. Where is the forest green, like Michigan State? You don’t even cover all the NFL teams, I don’t see any teal for Miami Dolphins nor the deep purple for the Minnesota Vikings. Please enlarge your color choices.

    • http://www.lionbrand.com/ Zontee

      Hi Pat, like Jess commented earlier in this thread, we couldn’t list every school or sports team color because of space constraints; however, we do have 50 colors in Hometown USA, 68 colors in Vanna’s Choice, and 51 colors in Wool-Ease (some of our most popular yarns for school and team colors)–as well as over 60 total yarn lines with over 800 shades–so you have many more options including forest greens, teals, various reds, and purples.

      Also, please keep in mind that colors don’t show up the same from computer monitor to computer monitor, if you’re looking for a particular color, the best way to see it is with color cards (with sample strands of each color of a yarn). On LionBrand.com, color cards ship without a shipping charge. Hope that helps!

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  • laura0819

    I cannot believe some of the comments on here. Calm down, people. It’s just yarn. It’s supposed to be fun! :-)

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  • Janice Keller

    I am looking for Appalachian State Black and gold colors or any other school colors

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