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08-21-2007, 07:28 AM
So my mother in law wants a pair of mitts and a hat for x-mas. She says she has a cranberry colored jacket and would like them to go with that. I have no skill with color coordination. Can anyone help?:eyes:

08-21-2007, 07:29 AM
My first thought is a hunter green or a dark chocolate brown or a navy.


08-21-2007, 07:31 AM
I would knit them in a cranberry color. Or a natural/white with Cranberry accents.

08-21-2007, 07:34 AM
Silver that's what i was thinking. Lets go over to knit chat.

08-21-2007, 09:11 AM
Unless you have seen her coat, the cranberry will be hard to match. I suggest gray. If you want to add other colors, then add the reds in several different shades to blend in with the coat.


08-21-2007, 09:18 AM
I thought Dark chocolate if she likes dark or Natural or Off White is she likes Light colors.


08-21-2007, 10:12 AM
hey, how about taking her to the yarn store to pick out the yarn and then to lunch? sounds good to me!

08-21-2007, 10:15 AM
You could let her pick. I'd select something in the brown family- light or dark. Brown's very neutral and will go with any future coat she may buy or with any other coats she may have.


08-21-2007, 11:22 AM
I think everyone is right. Maybe a nice silvery gray with the cranberry in it. I would love to let her pick but she's in Toronto and I'm in Halifax. Not very convenient ;) So i have a hat pattern i like : http://www.crafterati.com/2006/09/08/textured-bands-hat-pattern/
this is it. So maybe main color gray and the bands in a multicolor maybe that has cranberry in it?

08-21-2007, 11:57 AM
My first choice would be chocolate then maybe cream and I also think that pink would look kind of nice.

08-21-2007, 05:01 PM
charcoal or black

08-21-2007, 06:35 PM
I vote for charcoal, black or gray.

I agree, matching the cranberry without seeing it firts hand and having it and the yarn with you at the same time would be very difficult. A contrasting color would work and be lovely without having to match exactly.

Good luck!

08-22-2007, 12:24 AM
I think light gray or cream would go with cranberry.