Color Combos for Double Deco

This post was written by Leah Coccari-Swift who will be leading the Double Deco KAL beginning October 1. To join the KAL or see more info click here.

How do you pick a color combination?

When choosing colors for the Double Deco KAL shawl, I was faced with a dilemma. There were hundreds of beautiful 4-color possibilities using Ewe So Sporty. Choosing one was not easy! Here's how I did it. If you're having Deco-dilemmas, maybe this will help.

-Play around with swatches

I know I am not alone in loving the heck out of putting colors next to other colors. Any of these would have been fun! Feel free to use these ideas in your own shawl.

So many options, so little time...

So many options, so little time...

-Listen to your gut

The orange just kept calling out to me. So we're using Orange Peel! I also love the color “Brushed Silver” and knew they would work well together. 2 colors down!

 

-Try complementary shades

Indigo and orange are very nearly opposite eachother on the color wheel, and there is often a wonderful symmetry and balance to using complementary colors as accents.

 

-Balance it out

When using bright colors, I try to balance them with neutral tones, so I chose Vanilla as the fourth color.

Winner winner chicken dinner!

Winner winner chicken dinner!

How do you chose what colors to use together? Which of these examples are you drawn to?

Double Deco Knit Along!

It's time to get back to knitting and what better way than with a fun fall knit along! Join us for the Double Deco Knit Along and learn to make this beautiful shawl right along with us.

Double Deco Knit Along

The Double Deco KAL is hosted by the designer, Leah Coccari-Swift and she'll be here showing you tons of tips and answering any knitting questions, too. The KAL will begin on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 and run for six weeks. You can make this shawl and learn great new skills along the way! 

What will I learn?

The Double Deco wrap is all knit stitches but it's packed with technique. In this KAL you'll learn how to:

  • Work the knitted cast-on
  • Increase
  • Pick up stitches
  • Count garter ridges
  • Carry colors up the edge

I'm in! What do I need?

Double Deco is worked with four colors of Ewe So Sporty merino yarn. We just added ten! new shades so you can choose a color combo that is perfect for you!

  • Pattern: Double Deco. Use coupon code: DoubleDecoKAL for 25% off!
    Coupon code can also be used on Ravelry.
  • Color A: 4 skeins (Shown in Color 98 Charcoal)
  • Color B: 4 skeins (Shown in Color 97 Brushed Silver)
  • Color C: 1 skein (Shown in Color 70 Aquamarine)
  • Color D: 1 skein (Shown in Color 40 Lemon Chiffon)
  • Needles: US 6 32" circular knitting needles
  • Supplies: Yarn needle, clothes pin (to help keep yarn managed)

Gauge is not critical for this pattern, however, changes in gauge will affect the size of the finished object as well as the amount of yarn used. The pattern's suggested gauge is 18 sts and 44 rows to 4" in garter stitch, unblocked. If you get your yarn ahead of time you can take a minute to check your gauge to ensure a good finished product.

To purchase your supplies: Find a Ewe Ewe yarn store on our Retail Shops page here

How do I follow along?

We'll be doing all the posts here on our blog. Add a bookmark! Join our KAL group on Ravelry. Be sure to follow eweeweyarns on InstagramTwitter and Facebook. Use the hashtag #DoubleDecoKAL.

Let's knit! What colors of Ewe So Sporty yarn will you pick? 

Leave us a comment to say you're going to join us!