Choosing colours can be tricky. I know that lots of knitters find experimenting with colour palettes one of the more challenging parts of creating their own unique knits, and that’s one of the many reasons why the project pages of Ravelry are such a great place to look for inspiration. This week I looked at projects that use a very different colour palette to the original design, shown side-by-side with the pattern sample. Its amazing how changing the colours can make such a dramatic difference!
Saudade is another pattern that’s perfect for little bits of yarn, and one that’s easy to play around alternating the background and pattern colour. This version by Solea7 uses a gradient yarn set, and is beautiful!
There are some really stunning versions of Cruden being worked on at the moment, and its great to see knitters experimenting! This vest by lmscott is a great example, her colours are really well chosen and so effective. (She’s just finished a beautiful Strokkur too, you can see more on her instagram page here.)
A pattern that uses just two colours is a great way to get started with colourwork. A design like Elbert can work well with a completely different, dramatic contrast, or something a bit more subtle like the pink version. Both were made by hollib, so cheerful!
Do you struggle with tight bind offs? Whether you’re knitting a toe-up sock, a top-down sweater, or a lacy shawl, a bind off that’s too tight can really get in the way of enjoying your finished project! Here are 3 easy methods to work a stretchy bind-off without sewing.