Stripes, entrelac, mosaic knitting, and many other techniques depend on contrasting colors. Other patterns call for only slight variations for a different sort of look. I know it is difficult to tell by looking at two separate photos if one yarn will work with another yarn. So I took some of the remaining Blog Reader Specials out to try some combinations.
Each of the yarns in each paired photo are on the same base yarn, so when you see two yarns together they are the same weight or type and will work together on that level. But what about the colors? Well…. that’s up to. Everyone has different tastes in what they think looks good (or not), but by putting the yarns together in the same light you will have a better sense of how they work.
On Thursday I sent out an Insider Deal, for Knitivity Insiders, and now I’m opening the deal for everyone: Take ANY TWO or more items (Blog Reader Specials OR Knitivi-TEEs) before Monday night, and tell me LaborDay15 in your request and get 15% off your order.
Some of the yarns appear in more than one picture, so you can see how the various contrasts appear. Here they are, in no particular order.