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Another Yarn Color Question!

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As I blogged about previously here, I’m planning to make another Fair Isle cardigan but have been debating about the colors and yarn I want to use.

I’ve finally settled on Willow Down in the lovely pale yellow color below, for the main color.

It’s a bamboo yarn, very soft, plushy but light-weight. I think it’s going to work out great.

What I can’t decide on are the 3 contrast colors to go with the yellow. 

As you can see above in the knit pattern, it looks good to have a definite contrast for the colors.

If you’d like to share your opinion, choose 3 colors from the 12 below, and leave the numbers in a comment.

I’d really appreciate your feedback!

Hatchling

YELLOW FOR THE MAIN COLOR

For the 3 contrast colors:

DoveEgretGoosePromiseRobin's Egg

1.                             2.                              3.                              4.                              5.

 StarlingCardinalHummingbirdBirdbathPeacock
6.                          7.                               8.                             9.                               10.

             Flamingo   First Flight
                11.                                    12.

Happy Knitting.

I hope I am again soon! 🙂

PS: Sorry for the wonky formatting.
WordPress would only let me go so far, with my copy and paste project. 😉

Your (yarn color) Opinion Please! ;<)

As any of my regular readers already know, I love to knit.

In recent years, I’ve been “stretching” my knitting skills a bit, trying some more difficult patterns, stitches and techniques, including Fair Isle knitting.

This cardigan is my first (and to date, only) 😉 Fair Isle project I’ve completed:

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I love this sweater and have had so many compliments about it already;  I want to make another one, this time in a spring/summer cotton yarn.

I’m considering using Willow Yarn Cub .

If you haven’t checked out Willow Yarns yet, you’re in for a treat. They have some beautiful, natural fiber yarns available at prices that are hard to beat.

I’ve already knitted a swatch of this yarn and it looks great, with a the stitches showing up in a very defined way. I also love the soft colors this yarn comes in and the price is great too at $2.49 CDN/50 grams.

Here are the colors I am planning to use for this next cardigan:

cub yellow

This soft yellow for the main color.

cub green

cub mauvecub off white

And these three colors for the patternworks sections.  

I like all 4 of these colors but can’t decide if yellow should be the main color or the mauve or green instead.

Your yarn color opinion please…what do you think?

PS: If you’re considering trying Fair Isle yourself or already have, you might want to check out my latest review over at My Real Life Reviews for : The Very Easy Guide to Fair Isle Knitting by Lynne Watterson. It’s a wonderful book!