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Color infection

May 29, 2012

Obviously the reason I was talking about the Color Affection in Loop was because I was looking for yarn to make another one. I really liked the feel of it in Wollmeise, and figured that since I was near a big pile of it I should see if I could find some purples I liked that would work well together.

I decided to use a trick that I don’t remember where I saw first, and snuck a picture to use black and white to see how they would contrast.

The idea is that if they look to be sort of all the same shade, they won’t stand out that well against each other, even if they’re different colors. Pretty clever.  It’s Twin in Ballerina, Tutu Dark — hey, that’s almost a theme! didn’t realize that — and Magnolie Medium. As I’ve said, those last rows of garter stitch made me a tad wary to start another one, but I wonder if it’s a little bit like childbirth because I’m starting to forget how long they were and just remember how fun it was to knit. Never given birth, mind you, but that’s what they tell me.

(Using Wollmeise makes this kind of an expensive shawl — until you realize that it takes on average about half of each skein, leaving quite a bit for other projects. Still not cheap, but not quite as hiccupy.)

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. May 30, 2012 12:16 am

    Never heard of the black and white trick before – interesting! The way I sell myself on the more spendy yarns is that I’m “paying for all those hours of entertainment too”. It’s definitely cheaper than going to the movies or out to the bar all the time.

    • May 30, 2012 7:38 am

      And it (supposedly) keeps your hands busy and distracted so you don’t eat bad things or strangle stupid people.

  2. June 6, 2012 10:11 pm

    Excellent idea. I’ve seen that trick in a sock book, but I didn’t think of it for this pattern. I’m pondering making it soonish, so I’ll have to check out my yarn choices this way.

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