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Old 04-10-2009, 01:05 AM   #31
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colors oh colors
Hey all, its Brecka from rav, and i'm thinking about joining in with all of you. though i too am in the throws of yarn choice angst...

which yarn? which color?


I am leaning to a cream with a green shade.

(btw how did you post the pics of the yarn colors?)

my rational is that these blankets are for the babes we are planning to have in a couple of years so i'm sticking to gender neutral/ my favorite colors. (blues greens chocolates)

im torn between doing this next version in the same yarn -kp shine worsted because i love it, vs caron simply soft because its nice, cheep and voluminous.
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Old 04-10-2009, 01:34 AM   #32
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Welcome to Knitting Help, Brecka! I'm not sure I'm going to be able to join in for awhile, but your blanket looks awesome and I'm sure you'll be a big help!

To learn how to post photos you can click the link in my signature. It's pretty easy.
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Old 04-10-2009, 06:55 AM   #33
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Plymouth Encore makes a really dark burgundy. I made my DH a hat out of it.
http://www.plymouthyarn.com/index.ph...lection=000005
OH WOW, JAN!!!! Plymouth Encore has sooooo many perfect colors to put together!

I love Encore yarn. It is worsted, but it isn't real thick. It's still very malleable!

Endless possibilities!

<either heathered,
<or, saturated burgundy w/ cream



<Either off-white,
<or lt lemon with navy



<either off-white, or
<pale lavendar with evergreen



<Either this pink,
<or this pink with chocolate


<off white, or,

<lt lemon w/ dark purple





dark dark purple w/off white...or med purple w/ off-white



blue/black tweed w/ lt blue


charcoal heather w/ ice pink


Dk blue with lt apricot

I love to tinker with colors!
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Old 04-10-2009, 07:14 AM   #34
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Welcome to KH Brecka, I'm so glad you are joining us since you are the reason I wanted to do this KAL...your blanket is just stunning and you can answer any questions we have too

Here is the link to the Encore DK color choices

Carey~I have some Encore DK here and worsted...and I could work up two different samples if that could help, my gauge might be different than yours though...I'll use my stash so the color choices won't be what I'm doing though ...ohh mom has some shine in her stash maybe she could bring up two colors so I could work a swatch in that too
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Old 04-10-2009, 08:25 AM   #35
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Wow, I heard about this blanket kal on the sock kal thread, it is beautiful.
I have never done two color knitting let alone double knitting. But the blanket is amazing. And the color choices you are showing are great.
I will be watching this thread.
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Mare~ You just made your first sweater and it turned out wonderful, I think you are ready to take this next step

Carey~Mom said she would bring her shine up so I could get a swatch
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I don't remember exactly and of course I didn't put the number when I put it online. I am going to my LYS Knit Night tomorrow so if you can wait I will see if they still have it and tell you what it is. I think I have a few yards left I can take with me. Keep fingers crossed they do!

ETA: this is the hat I made with it, but the color may be off a little. You want it darker than this?
You're being SO helpful! Thanks! From the picture, yes, I would like it darker, but pictures on computers are such liars! It may actually be perfect, but cameras and computers distort colors. When you hold your yarn up to the computer, is the hat darker or lighter or a slightly different shade? The pic looks more brick colored to my eyes and my computer.
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You're being SO helpful! Thanks! From the picture, yes, I would like it darker, but pictures on computers are such liars! It may actually be perfect, but cameras and computers distort colors. When you hold your yarn up to the computer, is the hat darker or lighter or a slightly different shade? The pic looks more brick colored to my eyes and my computer.
DH brought in the hat I made (from his car) and it IS darker than the picture shows. Although you may want it darker still. I'll see what they have the LYS tonite and let you know!
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Brecka, WELCOME! We are all in love with the blanket you made! I hope you figure out how to fix the hole. I remember seeing a sock darning tutorial on the web somewhere, maybe that would help you. I'll see if I can find it in a bit.

Dustina, don't make any swatches just for me, I just want to take notes on whatever swatches you girls make for your own blankets, to get an idea of what I want.

OK, must put groceries away now... :(
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Carey, no problem it will help me decide which yarns I wanna use too...I might make one out of the caron I have too just to see
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