name this orange

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ok, SO . . . mona and stephanie at dye dreams have come up with an incredibly scrumptious new merino/cashmere/nylon blend yarn called classy sox. we are celebrating by using it in the design for the first installment of their 2009 four seasons sock club.

i asked for a cheerful, pick-me-up orange to design with, knowing that this sock would be coming to you in january—a pretty gray month in the north, yet the height of citrus season in the south.

and they came through with the perfect thing—a juicy, happy, orangey orange.
the only problem is, they canNOT think of a name for the colorway.

but they did think of a brilliant solution—they want YOU to pick a name for the orange yarn (not the sock).

leave a comment with your suggested color name(s) by midnight EST on tuesday, december 29th and i will compile a list, then trim it down to a shortlist (this part will be subjective, but as fair as possible).

i will publish the shortlist on december 30th and you can vote for the name that best represents this colorway (ONE vote per person, please; voting will close on thursday, december 31st, at midnight EST).

the contributor whose name wins the most votes will receive a gift of a gansey sock kit from dye dreams, to be shipped when the club kits go out in january.

orange you glad you stopped by??

346 thoughts on “name this orange

  1. Cantelope

    Or Shag Carpet (this is looks just like the orange shag carpet I got in my new bedroom in 1969)

  2. What a lovely, lovely colour!
    It is just Passion, because it got me thinking of passion fruit – it’s inner colour, so beautiful.
    I’m loving it alredy!

  3. Orange Twist

    it reminds me of the orange’s innards after you twist the rind for frshly squeezed juice.


    Twisted Sister

    that’s just funny though!

  4. Radiant corona. I think that that is what we all need in January (well, at least those of us in the northern hemisphere!).

    Lovely, lovely color!

  5. Ah–I thought I might have been wrong, so I looked it up… Campari. That’s the Italian liqueur made of orange peels.

  6. I thought of Orange You Sweet, Navel Gazing, Tangelo Glow or Tangelo Aglow as names for this beautiful color. I really like Fuzzy Navel, Clementine and Zest from the comments.

  7. Orange Zinger
    Orange Zeal
    Orange Peal (the loud ringing of bells or loud succession of sounds, tones and also peel)
    Orange O Orange
    Orange A Peel

    (Although I must say I like someone’s suggestion of Orange Zest. Says it all.)

  8. These folks have some serious yarn-naming talent! I do not, but I saw marigolds when I looked at this yarn, so I’m throwing “Sun Kissed Marigold” into the ring.

    What a lovely yarn to knit with when everything is so grey!

  9. So many wonderful suggestions.
    My humble addition is:
    Carrot Bottoms.
    Such fun on a cold winter’s day.

  10. Since my background is German – neo orange
    or French – nouveau orange

    They’re all great!

  11. As several other commenters have mentioned, orange yarn is not usually on the top of my list, but this one might be the exception.

    Other name suggestions:

    Osage Orange
    Madras Curry
    Orange Slice

  12. Don’t know if anyone has suggested this but how about Sun Burst? Or is it Sunburst? I do love Sockwork Orange–very clever.

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