Beautifully Interesting Color
Ever since I saw Kaffe’s designs, I have always been on the lookout for beautifully interesting color.
What Do You Consider Beautifully Interesting Color?
For me, whenever I see unusual combinations of colors that are visually appealing, I am very interested.
Kaffe had a pattern when I first started knitting years ago called Ancient Jacket (the one on the left below).
The colors (or colours) in this garment were amazing to me and I had to make it. It is the first intarsia garment I ever made. Kaffe could put together unexpected colours in a way that made me very excited about colorwork. So excited, I had to even make a quilt when Kaffe started doing quilting fabrics and quilts.
Over the years, here and there I’d find a design that had colors mixed in a way that really brought joy. I have even been able to put together a few over the years myself. I stumble on brilliant colorways by accident, so I truly envy those who can put them together intuitively.
Noro is another company that does amazingly interesting things with color combinations. The recent hats I’ve made are a perfect example.
Some other sources of beautiful colorways? Urth’s Uneek line is really quite fine. Malabrigo has some great colorways. Madeline Tosh and Briar Rose often have colors that I find uniquely appealing. I can think of one other indie dyer who’s still in business I love, but won’t promote because she’s a hateful bigot.
Anyone you’d add to the list?
With one day to spare, I finished two more West Coast Watch Caps to add a total of seventeen caps to the craft show inventory.
I’m very happy with all of them. And, I look forward to seeing the kind of reception they get at the craft show tomorrow and Sunday.
I also did a lot more work on the latest Close To You Shawl using the West Yorkshire Spinners/Zanda Rhodes yarn I got so inexpensively.
Even as the rows get wider, I’m still liking this yarn in this garment. I’m also hopeful it will work with my Knitted Cross Stitch Scarf design.