Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Paternayan yarn color wheels

Monday morning I was pointedly reminded that shops on both sides of the southern Florida peninsula  south of Vero Beach no longer sell Paternayan yarn.  I had a customer drive 1 1/2 hours north to purchase 4 ounces of Paternayan from me.  Over the years, I have clung to Paternayan for several reasons:  1) many of my customers are traditionalists from New England who cling to yarn; 2) I sell many rug canvases.  I cannot in good faith kit them in silk 'n ivory or another fiber; 3) Paternayan's color range is attractive and is easy to adapt to bargello or counted needlepoint available in hard-back needlepoint books.  At the moment I can't think of other reasons, but I'm sure they will come to me at 2 a.m.!

Over the years, there have only been 2 shades of Paternayan that Needle Nicely does not stock.  That is because they are too close to their surrounding shades.  One is in the 480's and the other in the 680s.

Here are the color wheels that we offer to customers to aid them in their selection of colors.

We have many customers who mail us a 2 or 3" piece of yarn for us to match.  If you tell us the mesh and area you are trying to cover, we can determine how much yarn you will need.