3KCBWDAY1 - Colour Lovers
Colour is one of our greatest expressions of ourselves when we choose to knit or crochet, so how do you choose what colours you buy and crochet or knit with. Have a look through your stash and see if there is a predominance of one colour. Do the same with your finished projects - do they match? Do you love a rainbow of bright hues, or more subdued tones. How much attention do you pay to the original colour that a garment is knit in when you see a pattern? Tell readers about your love or confusion over colour.I am not intimidated by colour, and I don't have a preferred palette of hues beyond the fact that I love bold, bright saturated colours, especially in accessories. A well-chosen bright accessory expands a more subdued basic wardrobe into a selection of base pieces for any number of looks, and my knitting and the colours that I choose to work in reflect this rather well.
I often choose to work with bold, solid coloured yarns as I feel they give me the greatest control over what I am working on. I can introduce a number of colours through the use of colour work, so I can place each section or motif of colour exactly where I choose it to be.
Yarns that fade from one colour to the next are among my most favourite to work with. Often I will let the yarn just do it's own thing (keeping an eye on the colour progression to make sure that it isn't interrupted by a knot that ties a sharply contrasting piece of green yarn to a red end, to give a break in the wonderful flow of colour) but sometimes I will choose to manipulate these changing colours further by striping them, either with a solid coloured yarn or against another section of the same yarn but at a different point in the run of colours, as with my stripy Baktus scarf.
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