Wednesday, February 26, 2014

playing with color

I swear that KnitPicks has some kind of sixth mailing sense. They always seem to know when there are people in houses knitting, and send out their magazine almost immediately -- I cannot recall a single residence in which I have lived that I haven't received the catalog since they got going.

While I don't order often from the web-retail giant, I do love to look at the array of color on the pages that display Palette, their fingering-weight yarn clearly marketed towards those of us who love fair isle and color work. Oh, how I wish they would offer a color-card for purchase! I resort instead to routinely pulling out and cutting up these pages to play mix-and-match with the color ways.

I'm playing with some color work ideas at the moment, here are a few palettes that I put together. I feel like they're a lovely balance between spring and fall colors, don't you?

This first palette would sure make a lovely sweater! I have to say that I love KnitPicks' range of greys. And the names. With names like Lady Slipper, Gosling, and Turmeric, how could I not?

I love the sunny palette of oranges and off-oranges here with the blue and grey, too:

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