Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-02-2007, 06:42 PM   #1
Arielluria
Instepping Out
 
Arielluria's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: TX
Posts: 2,972
Thanks: 490
Thanked 414 Times in 309 Posts
Help Me Choose a Color For My First Shawl???????????
I'm dying to buy the yarn to start the KA for Sun Ray Shawl, but I can't make up my mind about the color, there are so many beautiful Peruvian Highland Wool colors. Also, I've never bought this yarn before, so I don't know if those colors really all look the way they do online.

Also, I've never made a shawl before, so I don't know if I'll be happier with a "safe" neutral color like the one the model wears (top link) or a dusty blue or dusty green. Ooooooooooooor whether I should plunge and go for a yummy color like Grand Canyon, Claret, Eggplant, Sapphire, Teal, etc. etc. etc..............that yarn has so many scrumptious colors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
__________________
A righteous man has regard for the life of his animal (Proverbs 12:10)
Adopt a pet PETFINDER.COM

Free patternns on My blog or on Ravelry:
Arielluria is offline   Reply With Quote

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 03-02-2007, 07:15 PM   #2
Calamintha
Knitting the Flap
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Pacifica, CA
Posts: 302
Thanks: 0
Thanked 23 Times in 21 Posts
I do a lot of lace knitting and if this is your first lace project I would recommend a lighter shade mainly because it is easier to see the stitches. Try to pick a color that contrasts with the color of the needles you will be using just for good measure.

Shawls look lovely in many colors. Even though neutral colors may seem dull, they really do a good job of showing the lace off. And they coordinate with a lot of other colors. On the other hand working with a color you love can get you through the dull parts of the knitting so there is a trade off. In choosing a color I would take into consideration the outfits that you would be wearing with it.

Whether or not the color you see on the website matches the real color depends entirely on your particular computer. I have seen people say that they find the colors on the website match the actual yarn well but I have had some real surprises in that area myself.
Calamintha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2007, 08:06 PM   #3
Arielluria
Instepping Out
 
Arielluria's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: TX
Posts: 2,972
Thanks: 490
Thanked 414 Times in 309 Posts
Thank you so much! This is supposed to be a simple pattern, so hopefully it won't be boring. I've never done lace work, but I tend to agree the lighter would show it off better, especially if it's more of a winter shawl, since we tend to wear lighter colors in summer and darker in winter, so the shawl would show up better on dark clothing if it were lighter.

Now I only have about 20 LIGHT colors I love to choose from!!!!!!!
__________________
A righteous man has regard for the life of his animal (Proverbs 12:10)
Adopt a pet PETFINDER.COM

Free patternns on My blog or on Ravelry:
Arielluria is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2007, 09:33 PM   #4
jeanius80
Instepping Out
 
jeanius80's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: spanaway washington
Posts: 2,623
Thanks: 758
Thanked 402 Times in 347 Posts
i like the dusky lavender, starlight blue, lace pink and celedon... but they are all pretty...tough choices
__________________
my blog
(<--destashing on ravelry)
on my needles - socks!!, hat, SOTSii, bday dress for dd on my hook- one big granny square baby blanket
jeanius80 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2007, 09:43 PM   #5
Silver
Instepping Out
 
Silver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Orange Park, FL
Posts: 3,949
Thanks: 854
Thanked 669 Times in 351 Posts
Think about what you wear most often and pick a color that goes with it well. You don't wanna spend all that time on something only to find it doesn't go with anything you wear.
__________________
~Kristin

Silver's Sock Classes
Shop: On The Town Knitting Bags, hand made elegant small project bags.
My Blog, Write | KBelle on Ravelry | ComeToSilver on Plurk | Puppies, Jinx & Hex Photos & Videos
Silver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2007, 11:45 AM   #6
Arielluria
Instepping Out
 
Arielluria's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: TX
Posts: 2,972
Thanks: 490
Thanked 414 Times in 309 Posts
Thanks all, I've narrowed it down to

Celadon:


or
Victorian Violet:


or
Serengeti Sand:

__________________
A righteous man has regard for the life of his animal (Proverbs 12:10)
Adopt a pet PETFINDER.COM

Free patternns on My blog or on Ravelry:
Arielluria is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2007, 11:53 AM   #7
IrishKnitter
Instepping Out
 
IrishKnitter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 2,227
Thanks: 67
Thanked 64 Times in 60 Posts
Now, purple is my favorite color, so I'd usually recommend that. But for wear-a-bility (is that a word? ) purposes, I like the celadon!!!!!
IrishKnitter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2007, 12:00 PM   #8
lissalue
Instepping Out
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 2,443
Thanks: 82
Thanked 105 Times in 98 Posts
i'm liking the violet myself, it is more of a bluey violet, so it would go with a lot of stuff. i really want to make this shawl, but can't right now, too many other projects. maybe someday!
__________________


lissalue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2007, 12:11 PM   #9
Arielluria
Instepping Out
 
Arielluria's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: TX
Posts: 2,972
Thanks: 490
Thanked 414 Times in 309 Posts
Thanks all. I'm torn between the celadon and violet too. And afraid to go with the safer Serengeti Sand

Oh well, maybe hubby can help me decide, I always used to take him fabric shopping with me for my quilts, he has a great eye for color. He picked out our curtain fabrics on eBay and it PERFECTLY matched my walls! Go fig!
__________________
A righteous man has regard for the life of his animal (Proverbs 12:10)
Adopt a pet PETFINDER.COM

Free patternns on My blog or on Ravelry:
Arielluria is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2007, 12:16 PM   #10
msoebel
Turning the Heel
 
msoebel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Michigan
Posts: 714
Thanks: 149
Thanked 143 Times in 93 Posts
I love the celadon. I think it would go with more than the lilac shade (unless you wear a lot of gray, blue or purple).

Misty
__________________
Misty

Be a light unto the world...not a bug zapper.
msoebel is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
So hard to choose a COLOR! CoolWool General Knitting 16 01-24-2011 09:24 AM
Changing yarn from border color to main color 1dove How-to Questions 6 11-19-2010 03:03 PM
Help me choose: Meditation shawl type thing for a guy? HamaLee General Knitting 7 12-15-2007 08:02 PM
How do YOU choose a color? booskibabe General Knitting 31 08-11-2007 01:06 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:21 PM.