Diagonapples Two Ways

I often hear from customers that they’re not confident about putting colours together. It can be tricky to work how colours will look next to each other, especially if you’re trying to look at photos on a small screen.

I’m fascinated by how colours look together, and how they look different when they’re paired with similar or highly contrasting colours.

Diagonapples by Anna Maltz is the perfect pattern to play with colour. Anna’s original design used tapesty wool, so there are hundreds of possible colours to choose from.

I wanted to use this pattern with 4ply mini skeins. The yarn is a bit thicker than Anna’s original yarn, however the pattern gives lots of help about substituting yarns. To make sure that I didn’t run out of yarn I worked one stripe less of the set up, and knitted the main part of the scarf on 79 rather than 99 stitches.

Version 1 was knitted in 4ply British wool and nylon and used 3 sets of mini skeins so I had a large colour wheel which transitioned gently from one colour to the next.

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I used the skeins in order, so the colours shift gradually across the length of the scarf.

Version 2 used the same colours, although this time I picked Britsock.

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I laid the colours out into colour wheel order, then used skein 1, skein 19, skein 2, skein 20 and so on – so each colour was followed by the one opposite it on the colour wheel for maximum contrast. I worked this scarf with 35 rather than 36 colours because I wanted the two ends to contrast. By the time you knit the last stripe you’re back to where you started on the colour wheel, so missing the last colour out meant I finished with a pink rather than another green.

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I love this pattern – it’s perfect mindless knitting which produces something glorious.

Anna has just flown off to Australia and you can catch up with her at The Craft Sessions and take a class at 4 locations – all the details are here.

 

 

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Shop Update 24.08.16

First this week a restock of the kona cotton project bags. There are lots of different colours so rather than creating a very long post I’ll let you look at these in the shop.

Then there’s our gorgeous DK BFL base, dyed in pretty freckle colours.

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Bird of Paradise Freckles – £12.50 – Buy now

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Chocolate Box Freckles – £12.50 – Buy now

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Grellow Freckles – £12.50 – Buy now

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Meadow freckles – £12.50 – Buy now

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Parrot freckles – £12.50 – Buy now

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Sunshine Freckles – £12.50 – Buy now

 

The bags and yarns are in the shop now – so if you shop quickly you could have your bag and yarn on Friday.

Happy shopping.

Joy

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Shop Update Preview

This week we have a restock of the kona cotton project bags.

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There are more colourway and you’ll be able to see all of them on Thursday.

New this week is our glorious DK BFL yarn dyed in freckle colourways.

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The shop update goes live at 1300 on Thursday – so if you shop quickly you could have your yarn (and a bag to put it in) on Friday.

The newsletter will  sent out on Thursday. It offers subscriber discounts, a free pattern and other treats. Make sure you don’t miss out and sign up now.

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The Start of Something New

Not knitting. Crochet. My plan is to have lots of tiny chunks of colour to join together. 


I may be some time. 

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Shop Update 18.08.16

This week’s update is all about glorious colours of Britsock.

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Red and Orange – £17.00 – buy now

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Orange and Yellow – £17.00 – buy now

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Yellow and Green – £17.00 – buy now

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Green and Turquoise – £17.00 – buy now

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Turquoise and Blue – £17.00 – buy now

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Blue and Violet – £17.00 – buy now

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Violet and Red – £17.00 – buy now

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Black and Red – £17.00 – buy now

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Black and Orange – £17.00 – buy now

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Black and Yellow – £17.00 – buy now

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Black and Green – £17.00 – buy now

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Black and Turquoise – £17.00 – buy now

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Black and Blue – £17.00 – buy now

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Black and Violet – £17.00 – buy now

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Pink and Gold – £17.00 – buy now

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Gold and Turquoise – £17.00 – buy now

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Turquoise and Pink – £17.00 – buy now

The yarns are in the shop now – so if you shop quickly you could have your yarn on Friday.

Happy shopping.

Joy

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Shop Update Preview

This week’s update is all about rainbows of colour. Dyed on our gorgeous Britsock base there’s enough colour here to make everyone happy.

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The shop update goes live at 1300 on Thursday – so if you shop quickly you could have your yarn on Saturday.

The newsletter will  sent out on Thursday. It offers subscriber discounts, a free pattern and other treats. Make sure you don’t miss out and sign up now.

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Missoni at the Fashion and Textile Museum

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