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Old 06-29-2005, 09:16 PM   #1
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WOTA color question (edited: felted Andean Silk pics added)
I am going to knit a bear for a baby boy. Has anyone ordered the blue from knitpicks? Does anyone have an opinion about which blue is a blue for a baby boy? Any suggestions would be appreciated. :D I have trouble with colors.
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Old 06-29-2005, 09:21 PM   #2
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I would go with the lightest blue so the face will show up.
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Old 06-29-2005, 09:33 PM   #3
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well there are a lot of people here who have used this yarn who can verify this, but from my understanding the colors on the website are very deceptive. From my understanding they are a LOT more vibrant than they appear on your monitor.
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Old 06-29-2005, 09:42 PM   #4
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I have used Winter Night. It is a very nice royal blue. In looking at their print catalogue, Blue Bonnet is the lightest/brightest blue in WOTA. None of their WOTA colors are really baby blue. If you are looking for pastels this might not be your yarn.
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Old 06-29-2005, 10:20 PM   #5
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Blue Bonnet is a very vivid blue, not quite what I'd call a baby blue.

Have you considered using Andean Silk instead? It will be a much softer yarn for a baby, and the Bluebell color is a nice baby blue.
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I agree....Blue Bonnet is NOT a baby blue...it's like a vibrant (I would say ALMOST neon) turquoisey blue.

Your other options are Winter Night, which is more a midnight blue, and
Hyacinth, which is not REALLY blue...its like an inky-bluey purple. I haven't seen Stream or Blueberry.
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Old 06-29-2005, 10:57 PM   #7
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I have used Paton's Classic Merino Wool on several occasions and have really liked it. They have a decent color selection, including a few different blues. It is probably readily available in most stores (it is here where I live anyways).

I have also used Wool of the Andes with good results, and I actually found that the colors as I saw them on the monitor were fairly accurate with what I received.

I'm sure the bear will be cute whatever you decide!
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here is a link to search for all of the "blues" on knitpicks. ( LOVE that you can search by color! ) I personally like Crayon in light blue, the Andean Silk in bluebell, Shine in sky and Alpaca Cloud in horizon. I *sort of* like marino tide pool, but that looks like a color for a baby if you don't know what it will be. (imo)
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Thanks everyone!!! Does anyone know if Andean Silk will felt? I love the blue.

Thanks again! :D
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