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Bring Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year to Your Knitting! Here’s How

Pantone recently announced Greenery as the 2017 Color of the Year, so of course we immediately started thinking about how we can use it in our knitting.

Greenery Pantone Colors

Incorporate Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year, Greenery, into your knitting this year.

Greenery is a spring shade, but we think the hue can work year round.

According to Pantone, “Greenery is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew. Illustrative of flourishing foliage and the lushness of the great outdoors, the fortifying attributes of Greenery signals consumers to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate.”

Take a peek at a few knitting patterns that use a color similar to Greenery for everything from basic stitches to beautiful textures to get an idea of how it works up. (Lighter colors like this one do a great job of showing off stitch definition!) We’ve also provided a couple of yarn options with hues similar to Greenery. Put your holiday knitting behind you, and get ready to find inspiration in this fresh color in 2017.

Greenery knitting patterns

Green Snake Hat Knitting Pattern

Photo via Bluprint member Myla’s Knit Corner

1. Green Snake Hat

Light greens like Greenery are a great way to show off texture like cables. This beautiful hat was stitched using Madeline Tosh DK in Jade, and the pattern comes with instructions for sizes to fit anyone from babies to adults.

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Green Goddess Socks Knitting Pattern

Photo via Bluprint member Nancy Whitman Designs

2. Green Goddess Socks

If you want to draw attention to your awesome sock-knitting skills, green yarn is the way to go. This pattern has a little bit of texture and a little bit of lace for a nice balance between impressive and elegant.

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Green Cable Pouf Knitting Pattern

Photo via Bluprint member isWoolish

3. Green Cable Pouf Footstool

Green works well for accessories, but it can also give your home decor a little boost of color. This pouf may look huge and time-consuming, but it will work up quickly thanks to bulky yarn and basic stitches throughout most of the pattern. Plus, the pattern comes with instructions for two different sizes so you can knit a pouf that fits your space.

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Green Mama Squares Knitting Pattern

Photo via Bluprint member Myla’s Knit Corner

4. Green Mama Squares Blanket

While you’re making home decor, why not add a cozy green blanket to your list, too? Colors like Greenery also work well for gender-neutral baby blankets — ideal for when the parents choose to keep the baby’s gender a secret or for when you want to get started on the baby gift ASAP.

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Spring Green Cloche Knitting Pattern

Photo via Bluprint member Feather Press Knits

5. Spring Green Cloche

Just because winter ends doesn’t mean you have to stop donning your hand-knit hats. This light-weight hat was designed with spring in mind. The fiber is a cotton-acrylic blend that’s perfect for mild days, plus it’s easy to care for.

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Fried and Green Shawl Knitting Pattern

Photo via Bluprint member Paper Moon Knits

6. Fried & Green

Colors like Greenery also do a nice job of showing off lace patterns. The yarn overs of this pretty shawlette are front stage thanks to the light color. The pattern uses size 8 needles, so it moves a bit faster than typical lace knitting patterns.

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Greenery yarns we love

Paton's Grace in Ginger Yarn

1. Patons Grace in Ginger

I’ve used this yarn for a number of baby knitting patterns. The mercerized cotton gives this green a lovely sheen that would also work well for mild-weather accessories or home decor projects that can benefit from a durable fiber.

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Rowan Pure Wool Worsted Yarn in Apple

2. Rowan Pure Wool Superwash in Apple

A superwash wool is always a welcome addition in any yarn stash, and this one has a pretty green shade called Apple that’s really catching our eye. The worsted weight means it’s a nice versatile fiber that you can use for anything from accessories to garments and even home decor.

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Bernat Satin Yarn in Soft Fern

3. Bernat Satin in Soft Fern

This yarn is another great go-to for baby projects since it’s so easy to care for. This is also a great yarn for projects that use more than one color. If you want to pair this pretty green with another colors, you have 31 different hues to choose from.

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Cascade 200 Superwash Yarn in Green Apple

4. Cascade 220 Superwash Sport in Green Apple

This soft yarn works well for practically any project, but I really love it for garments. This green apple shade has the same refreshing vibe as Greenery. Even though it’s traditionally a spring hue, you can also consider it for projects in winter for just a bit of needed brightness.

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Cloudborn Superwash Merino Bulky Yarn

5. Cloudborn Superwash Merino Bulky in Fern Heather

This soft yarn feels so nice next to your skin. Try this Fern Heather color alone or pair it with one of the many other colors for fun stripes or a colorwork project.

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Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick in Grass

6. Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in Grass

This is one of those yarns that I keep in my stash constantly because it can be used for so many different things. This Grass shade, like Greenery, calls out for spring. But thanks to the acrylic and wool blend, you can use it practically any time of year. Plus, the blend makes it super easy to care for.

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Are you planning to use Greenery in your knitting this year?



Probably won’t use Greenery in my knitting. Except for the Cascade sport-weight Apple Green, I don’t care for most of the color samples.

Jan Alex

For those of us who look washed out in green, Greenery looks great as a highlight against a heathered grey main colour. Ive learned to sneak it into my knits – mustard yellow with a dark background is another colour I love and use in small amounts. Im making a lime green linen cowl for summer and a greys cardi with green highlights for winter 2017


love the green – can’t get enough of it – such a positive color:)


I don’t usually like green that much, but last year I bought quite a few yarns in this shade because it ‘spoke’ to me!!


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