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Like a bountiful bouquet of flowers, bold beautiful colors bloomed all over the spring 2017 runways. Designers deepened their commitment to color this season, marrying vivid hues—whether contrasting, clashing, or coordinating—to dazzling effect. Colors were blocked on the vertical, horizontal, and diagonal, and some designers even played with geometry and asymmetry.

Different color blocked looks from the spring 2017 runways 

Is color manipulation truly a trend? Stripes have been around for decades, and color blocking has been “in” for so long, it’s hard to remember a time when it was “out.” Certain colors come and go—our love for hues sometimes lasts only as long as the latest Pantone announcement. But through it all, our love for color is abiding.

String Yarns loves color. Our store, an airy aerie overlooking Lexington Avenue, has windows that stretch the length of our corner perch. Inside, everything is painted white. We harness the sun, bathing our favorite yarns in natural light, highlighting the vast selection of colors like an illuminated artist’s palette. We believe in investing in the finest fibers with a full spectrum of colors—yarns like String Breeze, featured in our monthly special below, offer up to 35 color choices, ensuring no two knitter’s projects need be alike.

Available until the end of April at 20% off, the Sutton Place Cardigan (above) celebrates the color block trend (and, if you make it in the prescribed colors, the denim trend). A classic cardigan with smart details, Sutton Place features a notched collar and cuffs and deep ribbing throughout. It’s a go-to layer, easy to accessorize with your existing wardrobe, and perfect for early spring days.

Sutton Place can be knit in String Breeze, a perfect spring blend of cashmere, silk, and cotton, or Stacy Charles Fine Yarns Nina, a blend of linen and cotton. String Breeze offers 35 different color options, which means (if we did our permutations correctly) there are 630 possible color combinations to choose from!

And if color blocking isn’t your fancy, no worries—just choose the same color for both top and bottom and you’re good to go.

As a treat in celebration of color blocking and beautiful warm weather garments, String is offering a special discount on the eternally stylish Donna Poncho Top (below) in Stacy Charles Fine Yarns Nina. Purchase the kit now and one of the balls of Nina is FREE! With 20 hues of Nina to choose from, the color blocking possibilities are endless.

Have you experimented with color blocking in the past? What are your favorite color combinations? Let us know in the comments below!

April 11, 2017

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