March 08, 2016
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!
Vevka created this beautiful version of Pyukkleen by playing around a little with colour combinations – this is such a great pattern for using bits of leftovers!
I love this version of Mitbringsel by aliapm, completely different from the original but so effective.
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!
This amazing cardigan by Meise uses the colourwork pattern of Strokkur, with the fit of Chickadee. Beautiful colours, and such a great way to knit a perfect sweater.
Another great two colour combination. These Cotton Reel Mittens were knit by YarnandYarns in perfect spicy colours.
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Learn brioche with the free Daniel's Hat pattern
Tombreck - a free chevron beanie pattern
Working the brioche neck detail on the Polwarth sweater
Decorative Channel Island Cast-on
3 Easy Stretchy Bind-offs (p2tog bind-off; k2togtbl, k1 bind-off; Jeny's surprisingly stretchy bind-off)
Tubular Bind-off for brioche stitch
Paired increase methods compared
Brioche stitch double decreases
How to Knit in the round using Magic Loop
How to Knit in the round using DPNs
Avoiding ears when binding off
Tighter purl stitches for neater cables and ribbing
Cabling without a cable needle
Understanding "continue in pattern"
Joining the body and sleeves on a seamless bottom up sweater
How to pick a garment without a model for you (specifically addresses finding garment patterns when your gender identity isn't represented and the styles you want to knit might not be sized to fit your body)
How does ease affect inclusive size ranges?
Identifying and fixing mistakes in lace knitting
Getting started with stranded colourwork
Understanding colour dominance
Working stranded colourwork over small circumferences
Decreases in stranded colourwork
Holding the yarn for stranded colourwork
Ladderback Jacquard (a neat way to deal with long floats)
Cabling without a cable needle
Cabling without a cable needle on the wrong side
How to knit cabled decreases
Closed ring cable increases and decreases
How to work brioche stitch in the round
How to begin your first large cross stitch project
How to finish a cross stitch project with an embroidery hoop frame
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