Every year for the fall Untangling Knots KAL, I seem to choose a neutral color for my sweater, and I decided to stick with that for this year’s Penelope KAL. I know for sure that I’m going with black as my main color. I’ve been wish I had a mostly black cardigan, but since black hides textured stitches and lace patterns, it’s never felt like the right choice. I think this project is the perfect chance to use black because it will play nicely with the colorwork.
Now the hard decision is what color to use for the contrast! I was trying to decide between cream and grey using Valley Yarns Northfield, and I ended up ordering both colors so I could see them in person. I knit my Audrey in Unst using this yarn, so I’m not too worried about bleeding, and I just need to decide the best color.
The grey would probably be a more versatile color choice. I don’t like wearing cream and white together, but I don’t have any issues with wearing a variety of shades of grey. On the other hand, the heathered grey would give the sweater a less crisp look, I think. The colorwork would be more subtle as well because there’s less contrast.
Cream would look really nice, and there are only two real issues that I can think of with it. I wouldn’t want to wear it with white, and I’m also super clumsy, so light colored sweaters are always a bit of a risk for me! I’m leaning towards using the cream. Which would you choose?
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