Thursday, 10 May 2007
Beginnings of Brandon Mably stripes
It's a real responsibility changing the colours in pattern by a master like Brandon Mably, and of course one is limited by the colours available in the yarn. I wanted to do this mostly in blue and for me the natural partner of blue
is green, but the greens in Rowan Summer Tweed are all quite sharp or acid - lime, pea etc., rather than the sea greens - so I went in the direction of pinks and lilac, although I did manage to sneak in the turquoise. There are three denim-y shades of blue in it, which I'm quite happy about.
I still think that the navy blue is too dark and too hard - it seems to have fewer flecks in it than the other shades. But there are only six stripes in that shade, so I'm hoping they'll provide a pleasing contrast rather than overwhelming the whole. The edges will be done in Denim, which is the medium of the denim-y shades: the other two are Powder and Navy.