Brand Profile Paintbox Cotton DK YArn

Published on August 24th, 2016 | by Eric


Introducing Paintbox Yarns – color, value, and durability

Brand new, and exclusively available at, these 4 new amazing lines from Paintbox Yarns come in 60 beautiful colors. Designed with value, quality and durability in mind, these modern colors are sure to inject some fun into your designs!

Paintbox Simply Chunky

Four New Lines!

Simply DK, Aran and Chunky Acrylic

We’re so excited to share these new yarn lines with you, as we know you’ll love the colors as much as we do. Paintbox has released both cotton yarns and acrylic yarns, giving knitters an array of options. In order to produce a high-quality, durable yarn that is also a great value, Paintbox created three lines using acrylic fibre in a range of weights. With 60 colors to choose from, you can build your own color palettes to match whatever project your working on. The three new acrylic lines are: Acrylic Simply DK, Simply Aran and Simply Chunky.

Simply DK Paintbox Yarn

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Simply Chunky Paintbox Yarn

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Simply Aran Paintbox Yarn

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Simply Cotton DK

Because many of our knitters love working with cotton yarns, Paintbox has also introduced a line called Simply Cotton DK, which comes in 56 different shades.

Cotton DK Paintbox Yarn

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So beyond the great colors, why do we think these new lines are a great fit for our makers? Firstly, they’re affordable, making them ideal for knitters on a budget. They are also flexible and easy to work with so that both beginners and longtime makers will enjoy knitting with them. Lastly, all of the Paintbox yarns are durable and reliable, ensuring your projects live long lives!


We know how important a good value is, so Paintbox patterns are, and always will be completely free. To help you get started, there are four free patterns available immediately on, with more to come soon! There will be a mix of patterns for adults and children, and you can refresh your favorites by choosing a different palette each time.

Rainy Day Coat - Paintbox Yarn patternBreton Sweater - Paintbox Yarns

LoveKnitting color packs – pick your palette

We are in love with the fantastic range of colors available from Paintbox Yarns, and we have bundled some great color packs together for you to choose from. To celebrate the launch of this exciting new brand, Kate and Jennie from the LoveKnitting team have picked their favorite color combinations to inspire you and your next project!

Kate’s Picks:

Seafoam, Washed Teal, Duck Egg Blue, Rich Mauve, Dusty Lilac, Dark Aubergine, Raspberry Pink, Champagne White, Light Caramel and Marine Blue

“I love the aqua tones paired with the rich purples and dark pinks. I think the rich jewel tones would look beautiful as a throw or shawl. I love an ombre effect so I’d probably try and create that with these shades, going from the ocean tones through to the neutral beige colors to really make the colors pop!”

Kate's color palette Paintbox Yarns

Jenni’s Picks:

Paper White, Dusty Rose, Ballet Pink, Peach Orange, Duck Egg Blue
Banana Cream, Candyfloss Pink, Bright Peach, Misty Grey and Pistachio Green

“There is no denying that I love a pastel palette, and I couldn’t resist the range of pastel pinks the line has to offer! I’ve mixed them with some other pastel hues like Duck Egg Blue (who doesn’t love Duck Egg!) and Banana Cream. This palette of color together would make for a beautiful baby blanket.”

Jenni's palette color picks Paintbox Yarns

Paintbox sketches

About the Author

is a photographer, copywriter, rock climber, skier, traveler, and aspiring knitter. His work has been been published in many international newspapers, magazines, websites, books and even a billboard in Brooklyn. Crochet is the best.

Last updated: January 26th, 2018.

20 Responses to Introducing Paintbox Yarns – color, value, and durability

  1. Hilary says:

    Fabulous colours , any crochet patterns, not clothing

  2. Yvonne Coleman says:

    Love the colours but need a women’s cardigan pattern for the cotton DK please before I will order.

  3. LT says:

    I don’t like acrylic yarns, they make my hands itch and sweat. There has to be at least 80% natural fibre in a yarn before I will commit. The cotton one might be ok if it was a sport weight. Nice colours though.

  4. vix says:

    Fabulous colours! Need to feel the yarn so a small order in the offing. Those blues and purples wonderful and good greens too.

    • Siân says:

      Hi there,

      Don’t forget we have free returns so you are welcome to order and see what you think, then if you aren’t fond of it you can send the unused yarns back for a refund!

  5. Jutta Krause Morsing says:

    Do you ship to Denmark?

  6. Denise says:

    beautiful colours I have lots of patterns that I could use this for x

  7. Claire Jones says:

    Where is Paintbox yarn spun?
    Will you add a wool blend version?

    • Siân says:

      Hello Claire,

      The acrylic yarns are made in Turkey and the cotton yarn in Bulgaria 🙂
      At the moment Paintbox have launched 4 wonderful lines of yarns and are working hard to make sure the range includes more great knitting and crochet basics!

  8. Kathryn Miller says:

    Love the colour range. Do you post to Australia? Thank you

  9. delilah says:

    Is this suitable for next to skin baby items?

  10. Karen james says:

    Is this a 50g ball please

    • Siân says:

      Hi Karen!

      The acrylic yarns are in 100g balls, and the cotton yarn comes in 50g balls 🙂
      Happy knitting!

  11. Theresa Beldo says:

    Can the cotton yarn be used to make afghans?

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