Marsala Yarns! Pantone’s 2015 Color of the Year

Written by Sarah on January 2nd, 2015 Posted in knits, yarn

Happy Knit Year, everyone! Hope you had a lovely one. Jon and I have a tradition of cooking ourselves a fancy dinner at home and watching the ball drop. I like doing that so much! It feels like a real treat and we don’t have to feel like we’re being lame since we’re staying in. (I love staying in. If you’ve seen me in the past 6 months, you are very lucky.)

Anyway, Pantone announced the color of the year last month. It’s always exciting for me because I’m a nerd for color. I wasn’t very excited about last year‘s color since I don’t really like bright purples. But this year’s color, Marsala, I just love. It’s like the color of my favorite lipstick, a really deep red-brown that’s a little vintage and very easy to wear.

Let me tell you, it was not easy finding yarns that matched this year’s color! I’m not sure if it’s because dyers aren’t into an earthy color like this or  that this is a very unique shade of red. Anyway, let me share what I found!




1. Madeline Tosh Pure Silk Lace in Byzantine
2. Sweet Georgia BFL Sock in Terra Firma
3. Blue Sky Alpacas Bulky in Claret
4. Lion Brand Superwash Merino Cashmere in Wine
5. Purl Soho Worsted Twist in Mixed Berry

Will you be wearing Marsala this year? What’s your favorite earth-toned yarn?

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Comments (7)

  • January 2, 2015 at 1:17 pm |

    Great selection. Indeed, not easy to find something that is not too red or too brown. I love earthy colors, it will be nice to play the pairing game with this shade. Found plenty of options on Pinterest.

  • January 2, 2015 at 9:36 pm |

    I love this color…although I read on another blog, her dislike for the color…I also liked last years…There are few colors I dislike…but this one is more the colors I am drawn to…

  • Lulu
    January 3, 2015 at 1:04 pm |

    Would like you to know Knit York City is a really good read!
    Great to read about knitting,cooking,New York, etc.
    Am about to purchase a copy of Metropolitan knits / Urban Style.
    Thank you and Happy New Year

  • January 4, 2015 at 7:33 pm |

    I Like to color but it has been taking a lot of flack from papercrafters. It is very easy to wear and flattering so I am all for it, it is the color of my winter wool coat too, yay! I LOLed at the “very lucky” comment, I hear you!

  • January 7, 2015 at 5:50 pm |

    I really appreciate the collection of ‘marsala’ yarns you were able to round up, as I was having trouble finding anything in that earthy red color. Much of it was either too purplish or too ‘wine-ish’ LOL!

  • Cindy
    January 25, 2015 at 6:18 pm |

    What about Voolenvine’s Mexican hot chocolate? Does that fit?

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