Foto-February – Day 21 – Vivid Colors
Vivid colors are the biggest reason I continue to knit. They are also probably the only reason I enjoy selling knitted items at craft shows.
Best Use of Vivid Colors
Early on in my knitting, I wasn’t very good at designing knitted items that incorporated colors successfully. After a lot of trial and error, I finally chanced upon ways that worked. And allowed me to use the splendid colors I so enjoyed.
Many of my most successful designs have mixed wildly vibrant colors. I really only have two rules for mixing crazy colors:
- Use a stitch pattern or design that breaks up pooling and striping of multi-color yarns.
- Try to keep the value and saturation constant in your most colorful yarns, except when introducing either a “kicker” color or a duller, background/blending color.
I have also found that there are some colors that seem to blend with most of the lively colors I use. Green/Gray Antique Gold seem to be good background/blending colors in a design.
My current knitting project uses all the successful rules of blending vivid colors. Great stitch pattern the gently blends the colors without making them muddy. Good solid vivid colors with a brighter kicker color of light blue and a blending color of yellowish/gold.
Here are some of the other project I find use color well.
I did re-pick up and make some progress on Fox Paws.
Part of the “progress” I made since picking this up again was to rip back three rows and even with that back-pedaling, I was able to finish another repeat.
I also started another version of Sports shorts by Stephen West.
This one will be more like Splongs instead of Sports. The legs will be full-length…maybe. So far, I’ve just made it up to the short-row section to make room for the ass.