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Shade Quiz!

Win 10 skeins of Encore Worsted, read on for details.

Ok, I’ll admit it; I read the 50 Shades of Grey book series.  My friends read it, my sister read it, my niece read it, my boss read it, and last but not least, my mom read it! (I’m pretty sure I won’t be accompanying her to the movies when that one comes out.)
Last week, I was chatting with a knitter looking to make a chevron blanket with various shades of grey Encore Worsted. As I searched in my computer system, I realized just how popular grey is, and that we have many, many shades of it.  So for some fun this week, I decided to give away a bag but I am going to make your work for it! Give us your best guess to the questions below.  One person, with the closest answers, will win 10 balls of Encore Worsted color 389.  Comment with your answers to our Blog ONLYFacebook and Twitter entries will not be accepted.  In the event of multiple correct comments, a winner will be chosen among them at random.  Plymouth Yarn employees, sales representatives and their immediate families are not eligible to win. Data on number of shades is collected from inventory reports.  Winner will be notified via email on August 3rd 2012.
1.    How many shades of grey yarn are active in our inventory?
2.    How many shades of red?
3.    How many black yarns are active in our system?

Have fun and happy guessing.

19 Comments so far
  1. by Debbie H

    On July 26, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    Here’s my guesses
    grey – 65
    red – 63
    black – 50

  2. by Jenny P.

    On July 26, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    16, 23, 5

  3. by Gale F

    On July 27, 2012 at 7:19 am

    72,77,46 But I would not be surprised if these were all low.

  4. by Margo

    On July 28, 2012 at 3:00 am

    grey – 140
    red -135
    black – 80

  5. by suzanne shattuck

    On July 30, 2012 at 1:15 am

    okay heres my guesses:

    gray: there are 101 shades possible, I would guess most people wold know about 25, knitters probably more

    Red: there are 285 shades of red, I think most people could think of 80

    Black: black is a tone, not a shade, thus there would be one shade of black

  6. by suzanne shattuck

    On July 30, 2012 at 1:43 am

    Please disregard my previous post – I totally misunderstood the questions: Ok, here are my corrected answers. My numbers include Encore yarns that are multi-colored also.

    Gray: 12 gray, 12 gray-mix

    Black:Even though I still believe there is only one shade of black, you have 8 black yarns and 21 black-mixed

    Red: 17 reds, 24 red mixed.

    Ok, I have done two kinds of research for you. That should make me the winner. I’m probably still screwed up. lol

  7. by Linda scarborough

    On July 30, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    My guess is: Black-80, Red 120, grey 160. Maybe!

  8. by Carmen

    On July 30, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    Grey: 102, red: 45, black: 72

  9. by Susan Yancey

    On July 31, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    50 shades of gray

    45 of Red

    35 shades of Black

  10. by Kimberly

    On August 2, 2012 at 9:45 am


  11. by Cyndi

    On August 2, 2012 at 9:51 am

    my guesses
    64- greys
    78- blacks
    136- reds

  12. by Michelle M

    On August 2, 2012 at 9:54 am

    Truly is a guess…

    65 shades of gray

    25 shades of red

    92 black yarns

  13. by Emily

    On August 2, 2012 at 9:57 am

    My guess would be…

    60 shades of grey

    80 shades of red

    40 black

  14. by Sandy Gillen

    On August 2, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Purely guessing: Grey 75, Red 56 and Black 25

  15. by Janet Picard

    On August 2, 2012 at 10:25 am

    It is niot clear if you mean just Encore worsted inventory, or all of your yarns.

    If just Encore workted I’m guessing Grey:28, Red: 41 Black: 13

  16. by Karen

    On August 2, 2012 at 10:27 am

    42 gray
    54 red
    27 black

  17. by Susan Benesch

    On August 2, 2012 at 10:35 am

    !50 shades of gray, 175 shades of red, and 75 different black yarns. thank you

  18. by Donna

    On August 2, 2012 at 11:18 am

    grey-119, red- 83, black-51

  19. by Helen

    On August 2, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    OK. I came up with 26 grey yarns, 28 red yarns and 17 black yarns.

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