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melbell
04-06-2008, 08:09 PM
I want to make this blanket: http://www.knittingonthenet.com/patterns/afmeringuebaby.htm

But I want to make it from that same yarn, but for boy colors.

A list of all the Crystal Palace Meringue Colors are here:

http://www.straw.com/cpy/yarns/meringue_card.html


I'm thinking instead of:
Strawberry Creme - using Raspberry
Faded Lilacs - using Chocolate Almonds
Rose Petal - using Red Cinnamon
Periwinkle - using Warm Brown or Charcoal

But I really don't know if the reds and browns will look good in that pattern.

What do you guys think?

DudeWithSticks
04-06-2008, 08:39 PM
I want to make this blanket: http://www.knittingonthenet.com/patterns/afmeringuebaby.htm

But I want to make it from that same yarn, but for boy colors.

A list of all the Crystal Palace Meringue Colors are here:

http://www.straw.com/cpy/yarns/meringue_card.html


I'm thinking instead of:
Strawberry Creme - using Raspberry
Faded Lilacs - using Chocolate Almonds
Rose Petal - using Red Cinnamon
Periwinkle - using Warm Brown or Charcoal

But I really don't know if the reds and browns will look good in that pattern.

What do you guys think?

How old is the boy?

I like this color combo. IMHO
A Warm Brown
B Either Ice Storm or Chocolate Almonds
C The colorway you didn't choose for B
D Blue or Natural

Scuba Dive is a cool color too and can mix in with Colorway B
Hope I didn't confuse you too much... :D

melbell
04-06-2008, 08:40 PM
He will be eight months by the time I finish the thing. He already outgrew the baby blanket I made him, so I'm going to make this one bigger than what that pattern calls for, I might even double it.

I didn't even think about using blue and brown...she told me they like reds and greens so I thought I would go with reds, but the blues and browns might look good too

Jan in CA
04-06-2008, 08:45 PM
Pretty blanket! IMO the cinnamon and raspberry compete. If you truly want "boy colors" then people usually think of blues, but there are no rules and times are changing. ;) I'm not sure what color in place of the raspberry though if you want to stick with that theme....:think:

ETA: You could use the vine green in place of raspberry..red and green look good together as they are complimentary.

melbell
04-06-2008, 08:47 PM
Well I like the idea of being a little less traditional, Heaven knows they have blue stuff coming out of their you know whats..but she did say that they are fine with blues for him.

I was going to do green and red but I didn't want it to look like a christmas blanket.

Jan in CA
04-06-2008, 08:52 PM
I think as long as you use browns as well it would be fine and not Christmasy. :think:

melbell
04-06-2008, 08:55 PM
oh wow i just found a gorgeous yarn that is pretty cheap...I could just do the whole thing with this yarn (it's a multi)...only problem is I have no idea how much I would need.

http://www.yarncountry.com/Gedifra-Torrido-RustGreen--02-p988.aspx

size 17 needles would knit this guy up really fast, too

maybe do a solid border in a brown or green

Jan in CA
04-06-2008, 08:57 PM
That's pretty,too! You'll get a bigger blanket that way, too. ;)

melbell
04-06-2008, 09:00 PM
is there any tool somewhere that can help you decide how much yarn you will need? I haven't been doing this long enough to be able to guess.

I wouldn't think you would need much of a chunky yarn like that but I just wouldn't even know. I would hate to get half way done and have to order more yarn :grrr:

momwolf
04-06-2008, 09:20 PM
I have trouble putting colors together so I use this to help
http://wellstyled.com/tools/colorscheme2/index-en.html

DudeWithSticks
04-06-2008, 09:44 PM
oh wow i just found a gorgeous yarn that is pretty cheap...I could just do the whole thing with this yarn (it's a multi)...only problem is I have no idea how much I would need.

http://www.yarncountry.com/Gedifra-Torrido-RustGreen--02-p988.aspx

size 17 needles would knit this guy up really fast, too

maybe do a solid border in a brown or green

OMG! I love that color. But I think that it may be a little too contemporary for an 8 year old.
I like this color choice better, but whatever you choose, they are both great colors. :)
http://www.yarncountry.com/Gedifra-Torrido-JeansGrey--01-p987.aspx

melbell
04-06-2008, 09:54 PM
OMG! I love that color. But I think that it may be a little too contemporary for an 8 year old.
I like this color choice better, but whatever you choose, they are both great colors. :)
http://www.yarncountry.com/Gedifra-Torrido-JeansGrey--01-p987.aspx

hehe, he will be 8 MONTHS old, not eight years...lol...the color choice just has to be something his parents (my brother and sister-in-law) will like! :D

DudeWithSticks
04-06-2008, 10:08 PM
hehe, he will be 8 MONTHS old, not eight years...lol...the color choice just has to be something his parents (my brother and sister-in-law) will like! :D

HAHAHA, HOLY CRAP. I need to read a little better!
Then that is perfect. I personally love the color choice you picked.
I think that I may get a few skeins in that and the blue.

OMG, more yarn and I just joined the "jailed" stash group in the KAL. LOLOLOL
Good luck and can't wait to see the finished product.

melbell
04-06-2008, 10:12 PM
I guess since it's so cheap I'll just get like 6 skeins of it and if that's not enough I'll order more later...

I think the pattern detail might be lost though if I just use a print yarn instead of 4 different solids (or almost solids)...so I may find a different pattern to do...either that or I'll just garter stitch the whole thing lol