Beautiful Knitting

Where Mt.Mom knits, crochets, designs, and seeks Beauty as food for the soul.

Color Decision

Posted by mtmom on November 12, 2008

Newest color swatch for the Master Knitter level 2 mitten project:

Lighter values– good.

CC continuity — not so good.  (The green and orange don’t look like continuations of the same lines as much as I would like ideally.  But, they look good overall.)

CC contrast with MC — better.  (Pattern doesn’t get lost in background.)

Gauge — good.  Using 5’s for stockinette, but 6’s for the color-work part, because stranded stitches are *closer to square* in their shape than plain stockinette stitches are.  The 22 sts between the edge sts are measuring the desired 4″, to conform to the supplied pattern.

Recipient preference — good.  (DD likes these colors.)

So, I think we have a winner!

But, for now, back to the buttonholes; seed st tonight.  I want to finish this section of the Master’s swatches, including the associated questions to answer, before I move to the next project or the report/reviews.  At least . . . that’ the current plan.  😉

With all the gift-knitting ideas I have floating around, I’m trying to keep start-itis in check!

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One Response to “Color Decision”

  1. Jean said

    I would have never have thought to put those colors together, but it works well, looks very Austrian. I especially appreciated the information on the use of the different needle sizes, I love it when I can enjoy reading a blog and learning at the same time.

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