I love doing test knits. I love the challenge of having to get something done by a deadline. The test knits are always finished on time so that means I’m not starting a dozen more things before the first one is finished.
While I can’t tell you much about the new test knit, I can tell you that it’s a shawl and it uses three colors of yarn. I would consider two of the colors to be main colors and the third to be an accent.
I woke up this morning before 5 a.m. and couldn’t stop thinking about which yarns I’d use so I crept quietly out of bed, went to the sewing room and began digging for yarn.
Here’s what I came up with:
Of course, my go to color is going to be pink/purple these days. The dark purple on the right would be the pop color.
I like this combo too and if I were giving this away, and many are my shawls are gifted, this might be one more people would wear. I think the middle color would be the pop color.
Another neutral-ish and probably one most people would wear. The color on the right would be the pop color. This combo might be a bit boring.
Something screams NO but I love purple and green together. Sometimes, it’s those colors you think won’t go together that really do look good together. I put these skeins back in their bin a couple of times but kept going back to them.
Will you please leave a comment and tell me which color combination you would be more likely to wear? You can just say 1, 2, 3 or 4 or you can elaborate on why you feel the way you feel. No need to tell me the purple is too bright or the colors blend to much . . it’s going to be one of these four. I’m not digging through yarn tubs again today.
Thank you for your help!
By the way, this is one of those times when I’m extremely thankful for the stash. If I wanted to keep digging, I could come up with a dozen or more combinations. It would be super nice to have a yarn shop nearby so I could just run there and pick the yarns but I’ve never lived near a great yarn shop and probably never will.