Archive for October 1, 2012

My current project, part 2


Okay, so I have knitted up 1 hank of the Oceanic Mix on size 13 needles. It is very airy, quite nice openwork if I must say so myself. When you hold the worked piece up to light, you can see flecks of green, blue, yellow, and black in it. The yarn really is quite beautiful.

See picture here from 



The picture may come across as a bit dark, and while the turquoise base can be dark, this yarn doesn’t look that way when it is worked up.

My dilemma is this. I want to add another colorway to this work because of the green and yellow in the flecks of the base colorway that I mentioned above. My mom, who is an artist of sorts, told me yesterday that the 2 colors don’t play nice with each other. Granted, she was in a state of medication haze because she recently had surgery. Perhaps she wasn’t thinking or seeing very clearly. So, I come to ya’ll to give me your feedback on this. Look at the 2 swatches below:


What do you think about the two being put together in this type of openwork shawl or wrap?  I don’t want to use a whole hank in 1 spot that would effect a striping pattern. I was thinking about picking up stitches around the edge or just the top and bottom edges of it when I am done, and perhaps doing some sort of stitch pattern that is done on a smaller size needle but still a needle size or 2 up from the size 8 that the label calls for. What I don’t know is if going down 3 sizes from what I am using now will cause the shawl/wrap to pucker or not. I think that the 2 colors work great together if the green is used in such a way so that the turquoise is not overpowered or something.

I am not even sure if what I am thinking about is even doable.. Any thoughts? I would greatly appreciate any feedback you might be able to offer. Thanks so much!  

Oh yes, by the way.. I wanted to take a moment and mention that there is a great knitting and crocheting forum that I participate in called Knitting Paradise. You can find it here: 

This forum is really cool in that there are all kinds of knitter’s from all levels here. You can do so many things there, from getting your questions answered to posting your work to talking about things that are on your mind to selling your stash should you find the need to so that. I hope to see you there!  


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