More obsessing about the Autumn Rose
These are a couple of my ideas of colour changes. On the left are the original colours. The numbers are the pairs of contrasts. I probably should have added something to remind me that those colours need to be close together in shade and tone. I think I did pretty well picking the second column before I knew what the contrasts were. The third is just substituting some greys for the strong yellows. That probably needs more work.
I really want to have a look at the colours in person so I will probably try to find a stockist up in Scotland when I am up there next month.
I forgot to mention a pattern I am considering in my post of a few days ago. It’s this:
Lake of the woods capelet by Ilga Leja. I really like the blues and greens in that version. It’s a fleece artist yarn, but I don’t think I will use that. It’s one of the times when I will use a verigated yarn, I normally prefer solid colours. I’m considering Artesano Alpaca Hummingbird in Peregrine (middle of the third column), which my ‘posh’ LYS stocks. It’s a bit lighter than the DK/Worsted specified by the pattern, but it is lace so I think I can probably get away with it.
I just went to take a photo of my print o the wave and it was too dark and didn’t look very good. I’ll wait for some sun over the weekend.
I meant to also say that I contacted Get Knitted today and they now have the new shades of Sublime Cashmere Silk Merino in the shop and will put them on the web site early next week. I want to make a cardi in the new dark red. Texere helpfully has the baby and the non-baby shades all on the one page (but none showing in stock).