Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Another Mystery - my options

Yeehaw! The first Westknits Mystery Shawl KAL: Earth & Sky starts August 1st!

You need three colours, one as the anchor and then two others.

The colour choice advice is:

Snap! High Contrast - Combine light, medium, and dark shades with contrasting
Crackle! Tonal - Choose 3 shades of 1 color.
Pop! Tonal with a little extra somethin’ somethin’ - Select 2 shades of one color
combined with an accent color.

I have bought the pattern, and am trying to decide what combination of yarns to use. I pulled out the stash last night and came up with the following:

1. The soft option - Nimu Helvellyn ( a silk/cashmere mix that is the softest yarn possible), The Yarn Yard Lochan (merino/tencel) in beachglass, and The Yarn Yard clan (merino) in nude - but I may substitute a double strand of the Zephyr laceweight I used for my wedding shawl.

2. The nautical option - YY Clan in Midnight, Artist's Palette Sweet Feet " Garden Wall" and YY Clan Nude - I would probably need another skein of the Midnight to make this work.
3. Gold and Blue - YY Clan in Haystacks, Artist's Palette Sweet Feet " Garden Wall" and YY Clan in Midnight
4. Shady Garden - YY Clan in Kale, YY Toddy greens and browns, YY Clan Haystacks.

What would you choose?


faith76 said...

I would choose the soft option - 1. but they are all nice colours x

Leah x

Katie said...

Another fan of the soft option which I think would work even better with the Zephyr held double so they were all the same texture.

SewIknit2 said...

I would go with option 1 first choice, option 2 second choice.
but they are all lovely/yummy!
Sue xx

Roobeedoo said...

You are so organised! I downloaded the first pdf yesterday and am having a total panic about colours! All of your potential palettes are lovely -I think I like the first one best. For my own version, I keep trying to combine mustard and turquoise... um... yeah.

sparkleduck said...

1 and 4 are the ones that appeal to me. Both are fairly art-deco combinations, and would suit the clues that have been revealed so far...