View Full Version : Knitpicks crayon...need your help on picking color please!

03-18-2006, 08:42 PM
I'm planning on knitting a baby blanket for a friend and am leaning toward this yarn. I've never used knitpicks before but have read such great things I thought I'd give it a try. here's the problem, crayon colors are not very "baby-like". Since I don't know the sex of the baby (due sept) I need a gender-neutral color. What would you all choose? If not crayon I'm also considering shine or shine worsted. Just like crayon because it looks thick aka faster and I'm a slow knitter. Thanks!

03-18-2006, 08:43 PM
almost forgot...here's a link to the yarn so you can see the colors.


thanks for your vote!

03-18-2006, 08:46 PM
I'd make it in buttermilk or periwinkle. Both look to be neutral colors, and not to dark or bright.

03-18-2006, 08:48 PM
Periwinkle and lime together would be adorable.

For the record, this yarn is a pain to knit with. :) (And so is Shine.) Have you considered Plymouth Encore?

03-18-2006, 08:52 PM
I would pick lime, but that could just be because I love green.
I've never knit with Crayon, but I have knit with Shine and didn't find it to be a pain at all. If Crayon is like Homespun, I could see it being a pain, though. Blech.

03-18-2006, 08:59 PM
I think Lime, Periwinkle, and Buttermilk would be sooo cute together. My sister didn't find out her baby's gender ahead of time and those were her nursery colors.

And FWIW, I love knitting with Shine too. :D

03-18-2006, 09:04 PM
I had actually been thinking about one of those 3 colors so I'm glad to see that is what you all are choosing as well. I knit my first project (scarf) with homespun and thought it was a little frizzy but nice. Is this what crayon is like or does it stay together better?

03-18-2006, 09:30 PM
Rebecca knit a BUNCH of stuff for her DGD in Crayon. She loved it!

What about Red, Yellow and Blue? Maybe add green & purple, too.... Primary colors are never a bad choice for little ones!

03-18-2006, 10:00 PM
I certainly did and it was fun ;) ! I used the brights...purple, pink, yellow, orange...a great range of primary colors :D I didn't find it difficult to work with, it didn't unravel on me like Homespun tends to do. FYI, my granddaughter loved her things ;)
It's very, very soft.

03-19-2006, 10:38 AM
I like the buttermilk, periwinkle and lime together too, but the primary colors are a good idea also. I never thought about these bright colors for baby items but I will in the future, I love bright colors!

I am knitting with crayon right now and haven't had a single problem with it. I have also used homespun and to me they don't seem similar at all, but I don't have many problems with homespun either. The crayon doesn't have all the loose loops and frizzy-ness of homespun and I haven't gotten my needles stuck in it once. Not sure if that helps or not since each person's preference can be so different. That is just my take with those two yarns.

03-20-2006, 03:35 AM
I have to voice my agreement with the periwinkle, lime and buttermilk combo. I think those colors would be lovely together.

Also, for what it's worth, I started knitting with Homespun, so I don't see that Crayon'll be too much trouble. It just takes a little attention is all. :)

03-20-2006, 06:41 AM
Well - when I was pregnant my one stipulation to anyone knitting for me was 'NO PASTELS'!!!! I hate them with a passion and always wanted nice 'non-baby' colours which were virtually non-existant!

So for non-gender knowledge I would go for any colour except pink or blue .... :D

My DS's blankets were bright orange and lime green fleece and their sheets were dark blue, orange and lime green too!

Keep pastels away from me :shock: ;) :D

03-20-2006, 08:52 AM
I agree with sticking to primary colors for gender neutral blanket. Also I like crayon. I made a hoodie for my dd with it. It wasn't bad to work with at all.

03-20-2006, 01:24 PM
I vote for the Lime/Periwinkle combo!