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Color Concoctions with Leisure Life and Lion Brand : Pomegranate

Now begins the month of romance, makers! Whether you love it or hate it, February is a month full of love and affection. That's why this month, Leisure Arts is hosting a Celebrate Love campaign, focusing on all forms of love. Self love, love for others, love for your pets, crafts, all that warm and fuzzy stuff!  Leisure Arts is celebrating love by ditching the traditional Valentine's Day red, and kicking it up a notch by continuing our campaign inspired by Lion Brand's Colors of the Year for 2019! Lion Brand Yarn chose 12 fresh and unique colors to live by for 2019. Every month, we're going to do a blog post, and recommend some awesome yarn based on our featured color, and fun projects that match the meaning of the hue! This month, we want you to fall in love with our February color, Pomegranate, the second color in Lion Brand's List. Here's more on the color!

Pomegranate Pomegranate Spread - Lion Brand Colors of the Year

"A mysterious fruit that is at once sweet and sour, Pomegranate is several colors at once. Its skin a deep crimson, it’s berries a rich dark currant, our Pomegranate embraces the spectrum of these hues.

When worked up in lace and feminine silhouettes it takes on a romantic vibe, the deep burgundy also lends itself to gender neutral dressing and menswear inspired fashion."

 

It sounds like pomegranate has a lot of versatility to it as a color, so we wanted to recommend some versatile patterns to match! Not to mention, we have the best Lion Brand Yarns to boot. Heartland - Isle Royale is the perfect balance between mauve and burgundy, and the yarn itself has a lot of great texture to it. Our second choice, Hometown USA- NAPA Valley Pinot, has a much richer hue to the yarn, and is great for when you need a strong accent.

Pomegranate Heartland - Isle Royale - Item 126188
Pomegranate Hometown USA - NAPA Valley Pinot - Item 126130

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We wanted to show a wide array of projects that you can incorporate this versatile color into. So, find your favorite craft medium, and see if you've added another project onto your February To-Do list!

 

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Accents and Arrows - Geometric Fun

Point your style in the right direction with these lovely patterns that would be perfectly accented in pomegranate. Fair Isle Crochet has projects all about mixing colors, and getting the most out of your patterns. So play with darks and lights as you work in the Fair Isle Technique. Only two colors are used per row, and the unused color is worked over, weaving it into the fabric.

Pomegranate Fair Isle Crochet - Book 7236
Pomegranate Homespun Comfort Afghans - Book 75686

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you want style and comfort, try your hand at this cozy cross-patterned pomegranate accented afghan. Any pattern from Homespun Comfort Afghans will bring you joy, but this wrap specifically speaks to our design aesthetic for the month. It has a perfect balance of dark and light tones, and is soft enough to put you into a warm and fuzzy sleep state.

 

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Yarn Fun For Everyone! Gender Neutral Pomegranate Patterns

Lion Brand talked about the versatility that pomegranate can play in men's and women's fashion. Which is extremely important when it comes to creating long lasting clothing and comfort items. This pattern from Make in a Weekend Comfy Knit Throws borders on a masculine and feminine style with a striped design that appeals to both genders.

Pomegranate Make in a Weekend Comfy Knit Throws - Book 75679
Pomegranate Knit Hats & Scarves for Kids - Book 6721

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hats and Scarves for Kids features a lot of patterns that can be worn by boys and girls, like this beautiful wine red design (top right). The deep red tones look perfect against any skin tone, and is stylish, simple, and best of all functional. You'll look the best and feel the warmest during those fun days in the snow!

 

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Pretty in Pomegranate! Femme Fatale Fun

You don't have to wash yourself in our monthly color to celebrate how great pomegranate is, you can subtly celebrate with little baubles like these from Quick and Simple Wirework. Punk out in pomegranate with this special spiked design, or take out the spikes to go low key in the office.

Pomegranate Quick and Simple Wirework - Book 7214
Pomegranate Quick and Simple Wirework - Book 7214

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No matter which way you wrap the wire, adding little snippets of color (especially a lush color like pomegranate) will always take your wardrobe to the next level.

 

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Romance in Traditions - Lovely Quilts

While we talk a lot about being creative and innovative, we tend to forget about occasionally keeping tradition. Quilting has always been a timeless craft that relies on designs that age like a fine bottle of (pomegranate) wine.

Pomegranate Quilts That Honor Tradition - Book 6698
Pomegranate Quilts That Honor Tradition - Book 6698

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quilts That Honor Tradition is a great book that keeps all of the beautiful and popular trends in quilting in one place. You'll find beautiful modern infusions featuring vintage patchwork and appliqué patterns (above) that make these easy to follow quilting patterns instant keepsakes. these specific patterns incorporate Pomegranate into their design effortlessly.

 

Remember, these are just our suggestions! We're here to bring you inspiration, you choose your own path afterwards. Tune in every month for our color inspiration posts, and see if you find your new favorite hue!

If you make any projects in this deep Pomegranate shade, tag us @leisureartsinc with #LeisureLife. We love to see what's going on in your studios!

Stay Creative!

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-Leisure Arts Team

 

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