February 12, 2012

Color Affection

Color Affection

Color Affection

I anxiously waited for this pattern by Veera Välimäki to be released, and cast on almost immediately it was. It's no wonder hundreds of other people have done the same. It's a very cool, geometric pattern to show off various color combinations. My color selection is not the most exciting, but this is going to be a gift, and I will knit another one for myself with more saturated colors.

I'm not 100% sure if my yarn selection of Brooklyn Tweed Loft was ideal for this pattern. My main reason for choosing that yarn was that I happened to have several matching colors (the ones I used were called Blanket Fort, Fossil and Soot) of it available in the right yarn weight. Certainly it produced a lightweight shawl, but it almost looks worn out before it's even been used. It does have decent drape, but I think my yarn choice for the second Color Affection will be drapier and less fuzzy looking. Also, not sure if it was the yarn or what, but this time I ended up using signifigantly less yarn than I was supposed to, and also ended up with a smaller shawl than expected. I didn't think my gauge was that tight.

The Ravelry project page

15 comments:

  1. Beautiful shawl. Though I see what you mean about it looking sort of worn out, but that gives it a kind of comforting and cozy feeling, (at least to me).

    The pattern has been put high on my list of "when I have time to knit for me" projects.

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    1. Thanks! Yes, it's definitely queue worthy.

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  2. it looks beautiful in the photos! that's a shame you're not 100% happy with the yarn choice, but you're right- the colours look great together.

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    1. I'm pretty happy with the project overall, only minor complaints :).

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  3. I bought this pattern the moment it became available. don't have the right yarns yet. I love the shape of it.. a shallow curve for a nice drape. love your color choice..

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    1. Thanks! It's nice to see everyone's different color combinations.

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  4. love your colours ! i'm doing one in shades of pale green, nice and restful.
    with the smaller shawl ; i do read lots have smaller gauge than expected , ive gone up a needle size and am getting perfect 5 inch gauge with it.
    x

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    1. The one thing I love about knitting shawls is that gauge isn't crucial.

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  5. Absolutely beautiful! We have something for you in our blog. :)

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    1. Thank you! That was very sweet of you :).

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  6. It is beautiful! One day I will have to treat myself and knit one of those shawls from Veera! I love you color combo!

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    1. Definitely you should knit one, yes. It's a great pattern.

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  7. I don't feel it looks worn out at all. I love the subtle colors you chose. It is very elegant. I often don't like shawls that are multicolored because I feel the contrast is often too strong.

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