View Full Version : Help me pick some colors? Please?

06-25-2007, 11:34 AM
Okay, here's the thing. I want to make this (http://elann.com/ShowFreePattern.asp?Id=138024)sweater and I'd just do it in the colors they list except some of them are out of stock. My confession: I'm colorblind. Over the years, I've learned to guess certain colors and even have some I like, but I'm no good with colors in general. Color groups I like include pinks with browns, blues with greens, blues with soft yellows, varied greens, varied blues, etc. What I need is for someone to use that information and tell me how many balls of which colors I should order based on the requirements in the pattern. Help?

06-25-2007, 11:55 AM
Okay, this is simply my opinion regarding colors....

1- 1440 Sherwood Forest
1- 2308 Cedar
1- 2117 Celadon
5- 2174 Summer Sky
2- 3075 Antique Blue
2- 1321 Tapestry Blue
3- 2762 Ink

This would be the more muted tones of blue and green-not the blaringly bright ones. Colors graduate from the outtermost ring of darkest blue on down to lighter blue then light green back up to a darker green for the center ring.
Another option, if you prefer to stay in the blues is to do those same colors but delete the 3 green colors and add 1 ball each of Antique Blue, Tapestry Blue and Ink. This would graduate the colors from dark to light then back to dark.

Just my opinion, but I think graduated colors are asthetically pleasing.

06-25-2007, 12:22 PM
Oh, I should have specified: it's for me. I'm doing the adult version.

06-25-2007, 12:26 PM
There you go.... :) I think this is an adorable pattern. You'll have to show me how it turns out!!!

06-25-2007, 12:26 PM
That is on My to do list. I love the pattern. Let us know how it turn out when you get working on it.

06-25-2007, 01:08 PM
Thanks for the help. I'm totally clueless when it comes to stuff like this. That's why I like Noro and most sock yarn: they pick the colors for me! ^_^

06-25-2007, 02:16 PM
That is an awesome pattern~! I love how it just fades in and out b/w colors~

06-25-2007, 02:48 PM
That is so funny that you're knitting that sweater. A friend of mine who I have seen since May just told me about it, because she's knitting it herself! Must be a hot online pattern.

06-25-2007, 04:36 PM
Any other suggestions on color are welcome. I haven't ordered yet. I want to make absolutely certain I get the right ones. This will be my first jacket/sweater-type thing. I'm excited!

Momto G B and H
06-25-2007, 04:51 PM
My choices for a pink/purple one are
Seashell Pink
Rose Pink
Orchid Pink
Lotus Blossom