The 2020 Pantone Color of the Year has just been announced – Classic Blue! This gorgeous, rich, cobalt shade is popular across the spectrum, from home goods to flattering fashion. So let's look at some yarns in this lovely color!
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Yarnspirations but all opinions are my own.
There are some wonderful Yarnspirations yarns that are perfect for your next Classic Blue project! I’ve picked out five of my favorites, though there are many on Yarnspirations.com!
I've included some gorgeous patterns to show them off – and I’ve consulted my color wheel on a few coordinating yarns to pair with them too!
Pantone Color of the Year 2020 Classic Blue Yarns
Basic Details: 100% acrylic, worsted “4”
Red Heart Super Saver is a classic yarn, and Royal is the perfect Classic Blue!
With dozens of shades to choose from, you’ll find lots of great coordinates. Orange is blue’s Complementary color on the color wheel, and last year’s Pantone color of the year, Living Coral, can be found in Super Saver Coral.
But what to make? The Red Heart Crochet Triangle Shawl is perfect for showing off this pretty color, and the Red Heart Faux Fair Isle Knit Poncho lets you pair Classic Blue with one of the Super Saver Fair Isle shades. I recommend Fair Isle Calm!
Basic Details: 60% acrylic, 20% nylon, 20% merino wool, bulky “5”
When you’ve got a Pantone yarn, you’re already on the right track! Caron X Pantone in Ocean Surf includes a great Classic Blue, and the coordinating yarns are right on the braid!
Basic Details: 100% polyester, super bulky “6”
The Coastal Collection has this particular shade of blue, as well as one of the triad coordinates, a gorgeous mustard yellow yarn which they’ve named Moss!
Bernat Blanket is a fabulous home décor yarn for projects that work up fast! Try the Bernat Cluster Panels Crochet Blanket or the Bernat Zig-Zag Dip Knit Blanket for a quick gift that will keep them cozy all year!
Basic Details: 100% merino wool, worsted “4”
This upscale yarn features 24 vibrant shades – including another triad color, Lipstick! This wearable wool is so wonderful for all kinds of projects!
Basic Details: 100% cotton, worsted “4”
Lily Sugar’n Cream was one of the first yarns I fell in love with when I learned to crochet. And it comes in lots of colors – including several shades of blue for the perfect Classic Blue gradient or ombre! Grab some Blueberry and Light Blue to get the look!
Lily Sugar’n Cream makes amazing household and kitchen items, and there are many patterns to choose from. The Lily Sugar’n Cream Crochet Handy Basket is handy in any home, and the Lily Sugar’n Cream Modern Weave Knit Kitchen Set is classic indeed!
What yarns do you think best match the Pantone Color of the Year for 2020? What do you think of it in general - blues are pretty popular generally, but colors can elicit strong emotions! Let me know what you think in the comments below!