Colorwork can seem like a daunting skill to master, but there is something about a blend of colors in one project that instantly makes me want to cast on! I have tackled my fears this year and am almost complete with my first colorwork sweater.
When searching for the perfect pattern, I was inspired to create my own colorway instead of using the suggested colors from our kit builder on the knit pick website. After talking with some knitting friends, I realized going rogue and coming up with your own colorways is something not every knitter wants to do. I thought this post might be helpful to knitters who are hesitant to create their own colorways!
First up is the colorway I am knitting my sweater in! I love the Eldfell Pullover which is knit in Wonderfluff. The traditional yoke is so fun, but I wanted to add my own bright spin to the colors. I chose to knit it the body in Bare, with bright pink hems and pops of black. I think it is turning out great!
Colors shown: Bare 27186, Wellies Heather 27197, Cosmopolitan 28692
Autumn Tweed Pullover
Next up, a fresh new colorway for the Autumn Tweed Pullover. I love the extra texture and interest that a tweed yarn adds to a project. It gives a rustic feel to this classic yoke pullover. While I love the pink and white, I thought a pretty crisp white sweater with pops of teal and green would be a fun alternative, so I chose a range of greens in City Tweed DK.
Colors shown: Snowshoe 24980, Kelp 28197, Artichoke 28198
Now let’s tackle the Leadlight Hat. This lovely leaf hat is perfect for Fall. I leaned into the fall theme with warm tones of orange, yellow, and rustic brown, chosen from Wool of the Andes Superwash.
Colors shown: Persimmon Heather 26322, Brass Heather 26319, Almond 26338, and Merlot Heather 26321.
Geometric Diamond Socks
Socks are a fun and low-stakes way to play with your color palette. To add even more visual interest to your colorwork projects, try adding in a hand painted yarn! This bold pattern (Geometric Diamond Socks) is so pretty and I love the colorwork on the toes and ankles. Stroll is also a great yarn to mix and match dye effects because it comes in so many varieties: original Stroll, Tonal, Hand Painted and Gradient.
Colors shown: Gumball 27071 and Pucker 26401.