Color Play - a Confession - December Pillow

A confession ... I'm not very good with color. I'm a "plain jane" knitter. If it's not a single color, I tend to choose 3 shades of blue to be safe.

With that being said, our most recent pillow project (Make it Your Way Diagonal Pillow) cried for some color. I went to my stash and found a few cones of Yeoman Tibet. But what colors worked?

Many years ago, at a seminar, I remember the demonstrator (I think it was Michael Becker) suggested the following method to choose colors.

  Yeoman Tibet - 3 ply - Wool, Silk and Nylon
Playing it safe .... BORING!  
  Add the rust color .... getting interesting....
Oops ... the lilac just doesn't do it!  
  Hmmmm .... looking good!

Random 4 row stripes .... so many possibilities!

Here's the pillow


check out the weekend project


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Posted by Sue Jalowiec on 12/16/2015 at 12:00 AM | Categories: A Year of MK Pillows - Inspiration for machine knitters -

2 Comments

Gail Hoffman

Gail Hoffman wrote on 12/17/15 8:15 PM

Very interesting, I have seen Michael several times and have several of his books, but have never seen this hint.
Morag Walker

Morag Walker wrote on 12/19/15 12:19 PM

These are gorgeous together. Thank you for sharing with us.

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