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Purewool colourways: skeined and knit up

Post by kitscha » Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:40 am

Here's a reference thread for Purewool - which we co-op here. Purewool dyes beautiful, exquisitely soft, worsted weight (= NZ 10 ply) merino. However, their website pics are often a little misleading in terms of colours - and because they hand-dye, their colourways also tend to differ slightly from dyelot to dyelot. This post should help you a) see 'real life' pictures of Purewool colourways, and b) enjoy looking at Purewool knit up!

NEXT CO-OP: late September 2010

Purewool website: http://www.100purewool.com
Old Purewool colourways (pics from their website): http://docs.google.com/fileview?id=0B7I_vmRQxLUBM2ZkMDU2NDYtMjM1NC00OWI5LTg0NWEtNDA1YjUwMTgzYjA3&hl=en
NOTE: doing a 'project' or a 'stash' search on Ravelry is also a great way to see variations of colourways. Use "100purewool" + the colourway as the search terms.

Colourways as we've received them:

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Mysterious, Coral, Kabuki, Cosmo, Katja

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top row: Eaka, Forest of Pines
bottom row: Adonis + trim, Winter, Storm

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Nostalgic, Inda Jani + trim

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June, Fiorella + trim, Charming Sea

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Sky blue & green, Castillos, Mariscala, Barrancas, Candela

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Trinidad, Parish, Takutsi, Niyoc, Pink-Red

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Itzen + trim, Storm

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Chapicuy + trim, Yves, Columbia, Azul Degrade

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Wood, Hot Pink & Black, Salinas

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Izcua, Lust

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Haiku, Amatista, Aksanjan

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Portezuelo + trim, Crema & chocolate

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top row: Dayana, Blue Sea, Hardly, Aigua
bottom row: Gentleman + trim, Cuadro, Blue Hot, Corina

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top row: Moypa, Fantasia + trim, Happy Rose, Clay
bottom row: Aigua, Wind, Green Grass, Umbria, Blue Marvellous

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top row: Blue V, Meadow, Paulina
bottom row: Sarandi + trim, Yanez

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top row: Tranqueras + trim
bottom row: Chocolate, Beautiful

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Cotton Candy, Blue trim for Winter Joy

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Romance, Quebracho, Grape, Lane + trim

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Sawa, Wind, Prussianne, Ashen

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Trim for Valdez, Valdez, Purple trim for Barcelo, Barcelo, Grey trim for Barcelo, Umbria, Red Intense

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top row: fuschia, smooth orange, pink to match hot pink, orange to match reign, red to match alcibia, sky blue/green + trims
middle row: ocre, umbria x 3, campos de maiz, prussiane, undyed lace x 1, undyed fingering x 2
bottom row: undyed x 2, ukasi, crema & chocolate, poison, cipres, amatista, aksanjan

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On the left: top row: 2 x Abir, 1 x trim; middle row: crema & chocolate, undyed, santino trim, santino; bottom row: rosa
On the right: top row: 2 x wind laceweight, marmaraja, purpura; middle row: 2 x amatista laceweight, brown; bottom row: green sausage, happy rose

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the orangey-pinky one on far left is multicolored special
the one beneath that is aqua
the light blue ones are mares and maldonado
the light pink ones are melancolia (2) and baby rose (3)
the light two tone greens are forest of pines (3)
the dark two tone greens are aksanjan (2)
the brilliant/dark blues are fresh blue (2)
the red is fire
the brown is chocolate
the lilac/purply ones + trim are santino (3)
the burgundy ones + trim are cuadro (3)
the dark purple one is aurora
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Re: Purewool colourways: skeined and knit up

Post by kitscha » Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:44 am

Santino knit up:
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Fantasia II knit up:
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Winter Joy:
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Post by redhead » Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:50 am

katja knitted up

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Post by Wicked Knits » Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:52 am

Aurora knitted up (won't be finished for a while, but shows the yarn nicely)
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Re: Purewool colourways: skeined and knit up

Post by caturn » Mon Jul 05, 2010 11:04 am

Castillos
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My castillos had pink brown and yellow not pink brown and orange like the purewool photo.
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Post by caturn » Mon Jul 05, 2010 11:13 am

Alia, your aurora is a lot different to the one I got. Mine was darker purple with more navy in it. Not what i wanted :(
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Re: Purewool colourways: skeined and knit up

Post by Wicked Knits » Mon Jul 05, 2010 11:18 am

caturn wrote:Alia, your aurora is a lot different to the one I got. Mine was darker purple with more navy in it. Not what i wanted :(


That sucks! Mine is a bit darker than the photo, but yeah, not much navy in it.
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Post by Monty » Mon Jul 05, 2010 11:19 am

Baby Rose knitted up:

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Re: Purewool colourways: skeined and knit up

Post by kitscha » Mon Jul 05, 2010 11:23 am

caturn wrote:Alia, your aurora is a lot different to the one I got. Mine was darker purple with more navy in it. Not what i wanted :(


The Aurora in the googledoc is purplish-navy - maybe Alia's lighting in the pic is making it look lighter than it actually is? If you do a Rav search, all the Aurora is purple/navy. :vibes: The variable nature of their hand-dyeing does mean that sometimes colourways have more of one colour and sometimes less - looks like Alia just got lucky with more of the purple colours and less of the navy.

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Post by redhead » Mon Jul 05, 2010 11:34 am

caturn wrote:Alia, your aurora is a lot different to the one I got. Mine was darker purple with more navy in it. Not what i wanted :(

Thats the stuff i bought off you? yeah its navy and deep purple, NOTHING like alias photo. i still love it though :mrgreen:
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Re: Purewool colourways: skeined and knit up

Post by caturn » Mon Jul 05, 2010 11:49 am

kitscha wrote:
caturn wrote:Alia, your aurora is a lot different to the one I got. Mine was darker purple with more navy in it. Not what i wanted :(


The Aurora in the googledoc is purplish-navy - maybe Alia's lighting in the pic is making it look lighter than it actually is? If you do a Rav search, all the Aurora is purple/navy. :vibes: The variable nature of their hand-dyeing does mean that sometimes colourways have more of one colour and sometimes less - looks like Alia just got lucky with more of the purple colours and less of the navy.


Yeah, I wasn't too bothered I had a couple in the previous order that were different. It was quite a red purple/verging on burgundy with navy so a lot differnt to any of the rav pictures I had seen. Purple is really hard to get accurate in photos too. I was wanting something more like the purples in santino. So maybe next time I will order trim colours :)
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Post by growingclothie » Mon Jul 05, 2010 11:51 am

Gosh they are all stunning!
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Re: Purewool colourways: skeined and knit up

Post by kitscha » Mon Jul 05, 2010 11:52 am

The discussion above is a good example of how Purewool can be inconsistent across dyelots, and sometimes not quite what-it-looked-like-on-your-monitor. That's worth everyone keeping in mind for the next coop. You have to be a bit flexible about your colours, and be prepared to on-sell if it ends up being not quite what you wanted. Alternatively, you might find that it inspires you to knit something quite different and gorgeous! Purewool is a state-of-mind and sometimes a bit of a lucky dip. :vibes:

If we could, let's try to keep the thread focused on pictures - and I want to see more pics of Purewool knit up, m'dears! \:D/
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Re: Purewool colourways: skeined and knit up

Post by caturn » Mon Jul 05, 2010 11:54 am

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caturn wrote:Alia, your aurora is a lot different to the one I got. Mine was darker purple with more navy in it. Not what i wanted :(

Thats the stuff i bought off you? yeah its navy and deep purple, NOTHING like alias photo. i still love it though :mrgreen:


Yep thats the one, better for it to be loved by someone else. I would have sold it if it looked like Alias too, I like a deeper bluer purple. :D
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