Color Issues

Last night I made 4 swatches for the Classic Slant Cardigan. One yarn was totally the wrong gauge, so I dismissed it. The other two yarns are the suggested Classic Elite Wings (swatched in Antique Rose, which is too close to the burgundy I’m doing Marcel’s in) or Karabella Aurora 8 (swatched in a bright dark purple which would be overload). Aurora is lovely to knit, but the swatches were less impressive once I washed them.

And with both yarns, no color calls out to me. The sample in the magazine is done in a light grey. I could do that, but I think it would lack contrast with my work wardrobe. For some reason, I can’t see myself making it in the brighter colors I’m usually drawn to. Wings comes in a muted teal color (Aegean Sea). Maybe they’ll have that in the store for me to look at tomorrow.

I also made the second layer on the Flore hat last night and joined it to the first layer. This is a very cool kit!

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