Colourwork makes for some of the most exciting knitting and crochet projects — even when it’s something as simple as stripes. But when you’re holding two yarns in the skein, it can be really hard to accurately picture how they’ll work together. Will the colours blend? Will they pop? Will they clash or will they compliment?
And it can be especially difficult to choose yarns for colourwork when one or more of the colourways are variegated!
How to Quickly Choose Yarns for Colourwork
Ever hold two colours together and wonder how they’ll really work in colourwork?
Holding two skeins next to each other gives you a good idea of how the colours will play together in your project. But because they’re just sitting side-by-side, there’s a disconnect that can be deceptive. In essence, they are big blobs of homogeneous colour that are only interacting along the one edge where they meet, and, honestly, that isn’t a great representation of how colour behaves in a knitting or crochet project.
Here’s an example of two gorgeous one-of-a-kind (OOAK) skeins we came across during a recent stock take. They’re both variegated, which makes judging their compatibility that much more complicated.
They look absolutely lovely together, but the real question is: will they work together in colourwork?
Now, there are all sort of tricks to figuring out how to choose colours for colourwork — everything from taking black & white photos to swatching — but, here at SpaceCadet, we’ve got one simple technique that’s worked for us time and time again.
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