Our colour comparison tool is here!

Published on 27 November 2018 2 min read

Choosing the colour of your new go-to shawl, or your latest snuggly snood is an essential step in WIP-ping something up. As fellow colour fiends, we get you. Colour is everything! (You might know about our colour obsession from our recent green, yellow, and blue colour guides). The wrong colour can throw everything off. The right colour can make your WIP (and you) sing and dance!

So what if we told you that you no longer need to agonise over colour. You can easily pick ones that work for you and your next yarny creation. That’s right, LoveCrafters, you asked* and we listened: the new colour comparison tool is officially here!

How does it work?

'How does the colour comparison tool work?', I hear you ask! It’s easy as pie!

When you're on any yarn product page, let's say for example, Paintbox Yarns Simply DK, you'll be able to compare yarns site-wide! To the right of the main yarn image on any yarn product page, you'll see a button that says ‘+ Add to compare’. All you need to do is select the shade that you'd like to compare, and then click on this button. The comparing tool will appear and you can begin to compare yarns site-wide!

From here you can add up to 4 yarns from the same or different yarn brand. You'll be able to see the difference in fibre composition from merino and alpaca, the yarn weights from sport to DK, and everything in between, including the price of each.

Remember that the comparison tool is only available from a yarn product page! So navigate your way to the yarn you'd like to compare first, select your shade, and let the comparing begin.

Explore yarns to compare

What should I use it for?

The colour comparison tool is essential if the yarn you’re lusting over is (devastatingly) out of stock. Use the tool to find yarns in the same weights and in similar shades. You may even find a colour or yarn brand that you love even more than the original! (We don’t like to boast, but did we mention we have thousands of yarns to choose from?)

So, say farewell to the days of adding multiple pale pinks to your cart to compare them. Or obsessively printing them to find the right colours (you know who you are!)

The colour comparison tool makes life easier, which leaves us more time to get creative and pick the perfect colour combinations! Create your own palette, play with a new colour spin on a classic pattern, and compare like tones to find a yarn that is simply perfect for your latest WIP. It’s time to get creative!

*Thanks to all our makers who wrote/ emailed/ sent carrier pigeons, telling us about your dream of a world where a comparison tool existed! It’s because of you, lovely makers, that our LoveCrafts team of techie, gadget-loving crafters brought the tool to life!

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