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knitcindy 03-12-2013 09:34 AM

What color would you use?
I just found out that a friend of mine is expecting twins this summer! :cheering: She's having a boy AND a girl. I've already gotten started on the blanket for the girl - it's lavendar and beautiful!

My dilemma is what color to make for the boy's blanket. I'd like to use a darker color like green or navy or something, but I'm not sure.

What color would YOU choose to make for a boy's baby blanket?? I'm making this one: http://wishingiwasknitting.blogspot....0_archive.html and want to make it in a solid color.


Antares 03-12-2013 10:05 AM

I like the idea of using green, and there are lots of beautiful shades of green to choose from. The navy might show fluff too much, but a lighter shade of blue (lighter than navy, that is) would be pretty.

sakura-panda 03-12-2013 10:27 AM

I would choose a complementary color and make it some shade of yellow. :)

(I used a color wheel at to look up the color and then went to to find a sample palette.)

RochesterKnitter 03-12-2013 12:10 PM

Since you are NOT using pink for the girl's blanket (good for you) I would NOT use blue for the boy's blanket (be a rebel).

I like green.

GrumpyGramma 03-12-2013 12:26 PM

I like green too.

Jan in CA 03-12-2013 01:04 PM

Green sounds good to me, too. More of a sagely green though not mint.

Woodi 03-12-2013 01:22 PM

I would do blue, but that's just me. My son (now 37 years old) always liked green though...even when he was older it turned out to be his favorite color.

and since there's no rule about colors.....why not enjoy doing a color you like!
You could do cream, or even a combination of orange, green, brown.


Paulaque 03-12-2013 07:27 PM

I like the yellow idea, but you could even do a green-ish yellow.

ABC's Mom 03-12-2013 07:43 PM

I'd do green. Not only great color, but very gender neutral. Great for their next child, should they choose to have more.

knitcindy 03-13-2013 08:40 AM

Thanks everyone!!:muah:

Once I finish up the 3 projects I'm currently working on THEN I'll go yarn shopping! But you've given me much to think about. I had never thought about using a complimentary color before.

I used to make all my boy baby blankets in "baby" colors. But lately, I've switched over to using colors that an older boy might like, hoping that the blanket will get "loved" a lot longer.


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