Design Challenge: Making Dull Color Combos Exciting!

7:07:00 PM


So far, so dull... but I'm about to change that!
Last night I cast on a sweater for my niece's 3rd birthday! My first impulse was to splurge on new yarn, but 2 things held me back:
  1. I have copious amounts of yarn to bust.
  2. I don't have much time... her party is on 9/17 and if I know my mailman well, I'm not going to hold my breath.
While this is good news for my stash and budget, I'm not totally enamored with the color combination I chose for this project-- I'm using Knit Picks Worsted Wool of The Andes in Mink Heather and Black Cherry Heather-- colors I chose for two previous sweater projects that didn't pan out. On their own, they are very pretty colors but together, they seem a little drab for my taste, let a lone a 3-year-old's! However out of all the worsted weight yarn in my stash, they are the only two that seem to compliment each other.

On the other hand, I think with the right fair isle pattern the colors can be over-looked. It will be a nice challenge, and at the very least, the kid will have something warm to wear!

I think this makes for an interesting #StashBustArmy project, so I started a thread in the StashBustArmy group on Ravelry! If you'd like to challenge yourself and share your work, I'd love to see what you come up with :)

If all goes well, I'll knit another one for my older niece, who will be 4 years old in January! -- and is way over due for some knitwear from Auntie K ;)



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5 comments

  1. I think it is a cute color combo. Although if you are feeling a bit down about it, you could always choose a random, super bright color. Everything matches grey.

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  2. I absolutely love this color combo! I don't think it looks drab at all <3 I'll be popping over to the SBA thread tomorrow to post my project ideas :)

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  3. Thanks ladies! I usually go for neutral / bold bright color combinations. In this case it's a neutral / dark heather-- so my eye is missing that "POP!" so to speak. hehe ;)

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  4. i love this colour combo, it's going to be super cute on your niece this winter i love that black cherry colour with the grey it really stands out xxx

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  5. Thanks! It's actually growing on me... I suppose the right lighting is everything!

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