Color and Contrast (Or why do I always have to knit all my designs twice?)
The Yarn Spot, a yarn shop in Wheaton, MD, commissioned a custom colorway from Three Irish Girls called Pansy. At one point, I contacted them to order a skein with a coordinating green for some colorwork…and then failed to follow up (the story of my life!). Fortunately, Jessica made a trip to The Yarn Spot before the retreat and picked up a skein of Pansy and a skein of Pansy Green for me and I was finally able to knit with these beautiful colorways.
My goal was to make a floral-inspired colorwork sock…playing around with different floral motifs, I eventually started knitting this sock:
Now I love this sock…I truly do. The purple and yellow flowers popping out in a field of green…they are just so very happy.
But…the shape of the colorwork just doesn’t show…so while someone knitting this in Pansy and Pansy Green can expect a sock like the one above, what about other people? What will they get? Can you tell the design from the sock above? Probably not…
So while I love both, when I publish the pattern, the Cosmo/Agua Vida sock will be the one used…but the Pansy/Pansy Green will be there to show other knitters what a different color combination will do…and how it can change the story of a sock.