Monday, August 20, 2007

Still swatching

Hi everyone,

I'm new to the group but not to this sweater. I've been swatching like a crazy woman for the past few days trying to decide on colors. I wasn't too happy with all the red in the original so I'm trying to make a mostly blue and brown color scheme. I'm not really liking any of them yet though.

Here are the swatches

swatch1

swatch2

swatch3

I knit only half of each chart cuz I'm lazy and knew I would be doing quite a few of these. I've photoshop'd them to get an idea of what the entire motif would look like.

swatch1 big

swatch2 big

swatch3 big

But I still don't know that I'm in love with any of these and since I know this is going to be a long project for me (my first fair isle) I want to make sure I'm happy before I get started. I'm thinking of ordering some other colors to try out (I'm using Knit Picks palette and Digit yarn). Pretty much all the yarn I'm using was already in the stash so this will be an almost guilt free sweater, YAY! LOL.

I'm loving all the other sweaters I'm seeing here and can't wait to see how they fit as people start finishing up. Thanks for allowing me to share with you all!

Cross posted to my blog.

6 comments:

Mikaiya said...

I love the colors. The white really makes the top one pop, but I think the middle one is very chic.

Good luck with whatever you choose!

Sneaksleep said...

Wow, nice! Of these, three, I think I like the middle one the best. You're brave to be working on your own color combos!!

Anonymous said...

I'm impressed with all the swatching. I like all 3...at first I was drawn to the bottom one, but I think the middle one is best, because of the contrast. The orangey yarn really pops amidst all the blue.

superstahr said...

It's funny because the BF thinks that the middle one is best as well and I was arguing that the contrast on number 1 was better. So, he just says well I'm color blind so I don't know why you ask me anyway. Turns out he might have been right after all, LOL!

Diane said...

I agree with the others - I like the middle one too :-)

And I'm impressed with your diligence in preparation - I probably would have just launched in!

Anne said...

My goodness, everyone is picking swatch #2......I think the contrast is fabulous and it would make a gorgeous sweater.

You should pick the swatch that calls to you of course (we could all be wrong LOL!)