I can hear a big shout out already from my Manhattan, KS KSU Wildcat fans! It is a beautiful color. It’s a happy color. It’s the Pantone Color of the Year: Ultra Violet.
Most of what I have read has linked this gorgeous color to mysticism and spiritual practices … mindfulness. It’s also symbolic of “counterculture, unconventionality, and artistic brilliance”. Think Prince. David Bowie. Jimi Hendrix.
You can check out some of the other colors for 2018 here. To me, they seem … cheerful … hopeful.
Aside from color, another trend forecasted is the continuation of embroidery in design. I’m very happy to hear this. It’s a great way to individualize our knits.
As a kid I always loved embroidery and crewel work, although I was never very good at it. However, there are a few of the simpler techniques I’ve been able to master.