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Knit Colors Fit for a Queen

Jun 5, 2012


I wonder what the Queen's wearing today...


We're finishing up the Fall 2012 issue of ColorKnits: A Fresh Look at Technique and Tradition, and as I was editing the review of color tools to inspire knitters, I came across this timely new product! 

Pantone (which sets worldwide color standards and and just released their fall color forecast) teamed up with advertising firm Leo Burnett to create a limited edition color guide in honor of Queen Elizabeth's diamond jubilee. The Queen's palette is full of blue and pink tints with some yellow too—not the bold complementary color schemes we'll be exploring in the next ColorKnits, but colors that work well for Her Highness. The Pantone site says:

"To mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, this bespoke, limited-edition, numbered colour guide is designed to capture and commemorate some of the Queen's most memorable colour choices since her coronation - featuring PANTONE® Colour references and citing the date and location that determined her outfit colour choice."

Like the Queen, you undoubtedly have your own favorite colors (although HRH undoubtedly has colours). In our next issue, Ann Weaver will teach you to expand your horizons with complementary color schemes. We've also found some tools from simple to sophisticated to help choose yarns for a colorful project, including some just for knitters and some used by fine artists everywhere.

This issue won't be available until next month, but in the meantime you can check out the Fall 2011 edition at the Knitting Daily shop.

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on Aug 15, 2013 4:16 PM

Although the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebration is over, it seems a little of the celebratory

on Jun 6, 2012 10:41 PM

Just a note to the author - The Queen is as high up the English Royal Family as it is possible to go and, as a crowned head, is referred to as 'Her Majesty'. HRH is for next level down and Highness the level below that.

So what you have here is a MAJESTIC colour wheel (and a beautiful thing it is too)!