The Beautiful World of Colors in Yarn by Kristin Omdahl

Throughout history color has played a huge roll in fashion. From royalty dressing in “royal purple” which was so coveted due to its difficulty in processing into a dye. Purple was originally made from Tyrian snails. They had to be boiled in a large vat. It would take thousands of them collected to make just a small amount of the dye. Because of this it was highly coveted and saved for only those with the highest of stations in society. To red dye, made from crushed cochineal bugs and called carmine. It again took a huge number of collected insects to make small batches of dyes for fabrics, string, and yarn.

Today, thanks to more advanced methods we are readily able to enjoy wearing every color of the rainbow plus more. We are very color spoiled here in this century. Since we have such wonderful access and ability to create, I am always expanding my personal color library of crochet and knit yarns I have available on my site.

I feel that color choice is one of the most fun parts of knitting and crocheting. The total freedom to take any pattern and truly make it yours.

Colors convey quite a bit about the wearer – their mood, their personality, likes and personal tastes.

Just to take a look at a few of our stunning colors that are available:

Million Dollar Red Be So Sporty Yarn – Red is an attention getter. It can convey power, strength, boldness, love, passion, and warmth.

Million Dollar Red Be So Sporty Yarn – Red is an attention getter. It can convey power, strength, boldness, love, passion, and warmth.

Amethyst Be so Sporty Yarn – As mentioned above purple tones present a regal luxurious feel.  Our Amethyst is very close to a deep purply indigo. Indigo being the highest-level chakra color it also represents elevated awareness and a high vibrational state of being.

Butterfly Blue Be So Lush Yarn – Blue is known as a calm, relaxed, healing color. Blue evokes images of sky and water. Refreshing, and very zen.

Basil Be so Lush Yarn – This deep grassy green has an earthy feel of getting back to nature. Green is also a color of peace and oneness.

Pink DragonFruit Be So Fine Yarn – is a warm rich magenta/hot pink color that elicits feelings of energy, love, and vibrancy in life.

Chantilly Lace Be So Fine Bling Yarn – this dazzling yarn type takes it to a whole new level. White suggests purity, clarity, and peace while adding in some other worldly sparkle for an eye catching bling!

What colors will you choose for your newest latest and greatest creation?
We would love to hear from you!

Need more color ideas? My Create Share Inspire blog #681 aired recently and I was chatting with you, my viewers, about just that!

Share in the replay!

Need some more guidance? I am always here!

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I would love to see your creations. Just as much fun as making these myself is the satisfaction I get from seeing my designs come to life and other crochet fans wearing them too. There are now 2 ways you can share what you have done!

  • Share yours by joining  Create. Share. Inspire on Facebook where you can interact with me as well as many other members who have a love of knitting and crochet just like you! It is a wonderful and safe place to share your photos of finished projects in my knitting or crochet patterns or yarns, and to see what others are making, too.
  • I have recently added a wonderful new interactive section to the website which I invite you to take part in, it has been a smashing success and such fun so far. It is the new “Share Your Project” section. You, my creators, can upload images and descriptions of your creations to share with the ever growing community! To upload simply click here. 

Additionally, I host a livestreaming podcast weekday on my YouTube Channel called Create Share Inspire Podcast. You can join the audience and even ask me questions LIVE! I often do a show and tell, or quick demo and I always interact with the live audience. It is a lot of fun!

You can browse through close to 1000 previously recorded episodes HERECreate Share Inspire Podcast Playlist . Make sure to subscribe to my YouTube Channel to get reminders when the next episode airs LIVE.

I look forward to seeing what you create!

Kristin donates a portion of every sale to her charity Project Kristin Cares, which supports survivors of domestic violence. Learn more at 


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