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Do you tend to knit with certain colors?

I was organizing my sweaters and noticed that I tend to knit with certain colors for myself. I grouped my sweaters into 3 color ranges: different hues of red, shades of grey with purple, and black. Most of them are black.

Two stacks of hand-knitted sweaters in different hues of red

Two stacks of hand-knitted sweaters in shades of grey and purple

Two stacks of hand-knitted sweaters in black

I love to wear black but wonder why there are no shades of blue, green, or yellow in my closet. I actually like mustard yellow, sage green, and pale blue. I am just more attracted to colors like burgundy, cerise, lavender, dusty purple, or pearl grey, and tend to notice these colors first when yarn shopping. When I choose a pattern to knit, I pay attention to the design and not the color. I think I have never used the color illustrated with a particular pattern. Color is personal. While one color may look or feel good on one person, it may clash with another person's personality or emotion. I bet the color of our clothes reveal a lot about us. Even if we aren't consciously aware of the symbolic meaning of the colors we choose, our subconscious may be. Do you agree? Do you tend to choose a particular color of yarn for your projects? When you follow a pattern, do you use the same color the designer used or change it to YOUR color?


Kasia said…
Hello Andrea,
I just discovered your blog. What a beautiful collection of sweaters. I have started knitting regularly 3 years ago but I really enjoy making garments and still learning a lot about construction and design elements. I am curious what is your favourite method of sleeve construction when making cardigans, top down seemless raglans, sew in or contiguous method?
Knitting Andrea said…
Hi Kasia,
Thank you for visiting my blog and your nice comment! It is good to hear from a fellow knitter. I enjoy knitting both top-down and bottom-up cardigans and prefer a circular yoke over raglan contsruction. I do not enjoy sewing very much but have to admit that my best-fitting cardigans have set-in sleeves. However, I try to knit set-in sleeves in the round too. I have not tried top-down seamless set-in sleeves with short-row sleeve caps though. What is your favorite method? Have you tried them all?