Real People… Real Color Combos…
Real People… Real Color Combos…
Gorgeous! It’s so hard to pick one. Alternatively, I was thinking of just going for all violet heather. I wonder how bright the color is in real life?
Oohhh – I’m diggin’ that color! It’s been my experience that the color chips, on my computer are quite accurate.
HINT: A good rule of thumb (pardon me for being redundant, Fluff) is to adjust your contrast and brightness higher to view internet picutres the way they were designed.
Many folks run their monitors just the way they took them out of the box. That default setting is for word processing… :)
It’s great to see these color combinations. Thank you so much.
Wonderful combos! And congratulations for your pattern being featured on Elann!
This little feature officially makes you an enabler. You got me on the second combo – grape heather and spiced wine, and it’s in my Elann cart as we speak.
May I humbly offer for your consideration Dark Indigo Heather with Tuscany Green?
I am doing Grand Canyon and Burnt Orange. The yarn arrived today and the colors look good – if I do say so myself!
Hi Bonne Marie!
Can’t wait for my order from Elann! I’m doing my cardi in coffee bean and victorian rose ~ Love your design and “two thumbs up” to Shrek 2!!
Love the color combos. I ordered the Rose Pink for the main color and the Victorian Rose for the sleeves. But some of these colors are smashing too.
Bonne Marie — mmmmm — question. The Elann site refers to the chest sizing as “unstretched”. How much ease is there in each size? The widest part of my bust is 40″, but if I get the 40″ one, the cardi is just going to hang there. But if I get the 38-39″ one, is that going to be too tight? This is starting to sound like that old California Prune commercial: “Are 4 too many, are 3 not enough?” Some guidance, puh-leese. Thanks.
I may be boring, but I decided I would get the most use out of this sweater if I did it in just one color — moderate denimy girl that I am I chose the mid-indigo heather. Can’t wait to get my yarn and get started.
I too am stymied on how much ease on the measurements. Just to be safe I ordered 15 balls, nothing like being prepared. I am doing the sleeves in Dark indigo blue and the body in Celery. Thanks for the great pattern.
Hey Toby -
The sweater sizes have a standard ease of about two inches in circumference – so your corresponding, unstretched/stretched out measurement is:
Fully Ribbed/Plain Panel Unstretched:
34/35 (36/37, 38/39, 40/41, 42/43, 44/45) inches
Stretched: 37 (39, 41, 43, 45, 47) inches
The ribbing really makes the garment conform to the top measurement – it is close fitting without strangling…
Hey Miss B-M: I couldn’t resist! I upped the brightness (contrast was already at 100%) on my monitor and swooned for the violet heather. Ka-ching! Stash enhancement alert! I can’t wait to start the ribby. I loved the fitted look of it; I nearly bought a form-fitting cardi at Zara last month. So glad I can make my own instead!
I just bought wool in Butter for the main color and Russet for the sleeves… can’t wait to see how it turns out! Although now I am also tempted by the Aubergine/ Oxblood combo… yummy!
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