But What is It?

So when last we chatted, I had forgotten my Michelle pullover, but had a lovely pile of Patons Canadiana, the New Generation sitting there waiting to be cast on. But what I neglected to tell you is what the heck I was planning on doing with it.

Shame on me.

Well, here it is:

The Mom's Sweater, which is free pattern. I actually saw someone else with this sweater and thought it so cool, and then to my delight discovered it was not only a Patons pattern, but a free pattern to boot. Hurrah on both counts. The original sweater is shown in Patons Decor or Patons Classic Wool, both of which are great choices. But I have had this thing for the New Patons Canadiana ever since I knit my T-Rex. It is so nummy soft. I know I say that every time I talk about the yarn, but it is soft. And all I could think while I was knitting that darn dino, was what a wonderful sweater it would make. The Candadiana, not the dino.

So I made the best substitutions that I could and came up with this palette for the fair isle portion:

Not that there aren't endless color possibilities over there on the Canadiana page. Check it out.

What do you think? What colors would you pick?

-YoElizbo

Comments

My monitor makes the 3rd from left look like a muddy greenish gray...even so, I can visualize what it should look like and the palette is really clean looking. I have so much blue and white in my home, think I'd go with cream and greens, yes?

That is going to look lovely! I would pick a pink/peach colorway. That is if I were crazy enough to tackle that sort of thing. Whenever I do colorwork my head hurts and I find myself swearing more than usual.

You know...I think I would use the blues too, however, the shades of purples in Canadiana with those "currant" shades are pretty darned sharp too! Oh crap, why oh why did I even look??!!

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