Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Choosing Colors

So, I raved about the Venezia Sweater. We all know it's gorgeous. I've been thinking of it since I got the IK mag with the pattern. There are a few problems about knitting it, namely: 1) I don't recall how much it would cost for me to make the sweater in the yarns called for, but I do remember that it was much more than I can fit in my tight budget for quite a while, 2) That's a lot of colors, especially to someone who has done no colorwork, 3) I don't really wear those colors, and though the sweater is beautiful as is, I wanted to knit this sweater in colors I'd wear often. I wanted to use Knitpicks' Palette, but it didn't have enough colors, and I have no idea about matching/changing colors. Anyway, Superstitch at the Craftster Knit-Along posted the chart she'd revised to fit the colors and yarn she'd wanted to use, fewer colors than originally specified. So I messed around with her chart, and tried out some color combinations I usually like, to see how they'd work in this. I tried to keep my colors as close to the Knitpicks' Palette colors as I could. Not all of these combinations I really love, but here are some I fixed up, and I'd like to hear opinions on whether any of these work. Suggestions are welcome, too. I definitely want the pink in there, as I'm sure is obvious, since pink is the color that flatters me best. Note that these are not in any particular order of preference, and are rather in whatever random order blogger chose to put them. I have been particularly obsessing over pink and brown together, and pink and gray, but I am not sure how they will work in this sweater. The others are just fun color combos I was messing with, and didn't expect to work, but thought they actually looked pretty, at least on the chart... I don't know about a sweater. So, let me know what you think, please!







10 comments:

Kristen said...

I'm not a big fan of pink, but I do think pink and grey is an elegant combination, and while I like the pink and brown very much, it's been a little ubiquitous lately. Pink and grey seems classic and beautiful, and I think it would be a great choice.

elizabeth said...

the first combo is gorgeous! I may steal some of those color ideas to play with!

Alli said...

I have to agree about the pink and gray. It is unexpected and while I am drawn to some of your brighter charts (especially the blue and pink, yum! and the pink/purple/brown) I really think that in a sweater the pink and gray would be fabulous.

Erin said...

The first and second combos are my favorite. Although I am leaning a little more toward the second. Either way it will look stunning! Good luck.

bunchkin said...

I am totally loving the pink and grey!

Anonymous said...

I love the last one.

Susan said...

Ms. Anonymous and I agree -- the last one is the best. I think the colors are more harmonious in that one. In some of the others, one color is notably more dominant than the others.

Karin said...

I think I like the first the best.

Susan said...

I'm another Susan who also likes the last one.

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