Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Put Two Together and What Do You Get?

Well if you put together Socks That Rock Watermelon Tourmaline and Farmhouse you can get a pretty good looking chevron scarf.

I have had these two hanks of yarn sitting next to my knitting chair since I took pictures of it for Fiber Friday a couple weeks ago.

Last weekend I decided to take a break for the man socks and start the chevron scarf. So I picked up the two hanks and wound them up into two pretty yarn cakes. I was too anxious to see how the colors were going to pool together to wait any more.

I started the scarf using the Watermelon color and knit several repeats. Something seemed a little off so I frogged it and started with the Farmhouse. I'm not sure any more if there was a big difference, but I am happy with the way the scarf is coming together. I really like the way the two colorways are working together.

When I see the two colors separately, I'm still not sure that I would think about combining the two together in one project. I think it's the peach color in the Watermelon Tourmaline that throws me off.

The color combination was originally created by Blue Moon Fiber arts in a fair isle sock kit. A knitter saw the combination in a display and decided to use it for the Chevron Scarf from Last-Minute Knitted Gifts and a craze was born. Check out the Chevron Scarf Flickr Group to see all the great color combinations that others are coming up with for the scarf.

This scarf is going to take longer than I originally anticipated, but that seems to be the theme for all my knitting projects lately. I am really looking forward to the finished scarf and anticipate knitting at least one more. I would definitely try it in two colors of Koigu KPPPM that was originally called for in the pattern. I also have a lot of Socks That Rock lightweight stashed away to look through for another good combination.

21 comments:

Batty said...

That looks great! If you had told me those two yarns would look good together, I wouldn't have believed you, but the combination works really well.

Julie said...

Beautiful! I agree with Batty, I would have never guessed those two colors would look so good together.

Zonda said...

Wow, looking at them separately I wouldn't think they'd go, but when you do put them together they look great! How cool! Looking very good! :)

gilraen said...

It's amazing! I love all the combinations I've seen, all different even when knit with the same 2 colourways by 2 different people. Truly designer scarves, no 2 the same. :)

I love your combination. :D

Dipsy said...

This is an amazingly inspiring colour combination! I agree, on their own, the skeins look perhaps a bit too multicoloured, with shades that might not go along so well together - but seeing them knitted up together, it's a truly marvellous mix! Very, very beautiful!

Sue J. said...

I am going to have to get that book. I love your scarf. Would never have thought to put those colors together, but Wow! BTW, your photography is wonderful. Did you take classes or is this just a natural gift?

Bezzie said...

Another person agreeing with Batty! Who woulda thunk it? They look great together!

mel said...

These colors make me want to go jump up & down and splash around in the puddles outside this morning - what a happy combo! I was always kind of afraid of color until I was a knitter, and now, it just makes me grin :)

angelarae said...

Gorgeous! I knew it would be.... I can't remember what yarns these are and I agree with you that it's hard to imagine them working so well together, but they do. Do you knit one row in each color over and over? How does this work?

Ang

Nik said...

They do look great. I love brightly colored scarves, especially on a dreary day.

Jessica said...

I love it. It's beautiful. I can't wait to see it finished. It's funny how you wouldn't think to put those two together but, when you do...magic. Opposites attract right? :D

Stacie said...

and it goes with everything!

Emma said...

It looks gorgeous. I just started one last night in lightweight Lemongrass and Farmhouse. It's so fun~

Mom said...

Ditto on the color comments. That looks like it might be a good pattern to use up alot of leftovers at one time. I love the multi colors and it would go with everything. (except maybe gold lame-Ha! -- that too if you were funky enough!!)

Christy said...

So pretty...people need to stop tempting me with the scarves.

Monika said...

Beautiful! I love this scarf since I first saw it in the book. One day I will knit one as well! ;o)

IrishgirlieKnits & PashyKnits said...

I love those colors together!! Persevere....it will take forever! But the little things will keep you motivated...where will the peach show up next...yeah the red moved! Your scarf looks gorgeous!

Ava said...

ohhhh, pretty!

amy said...

that is my fav color combo so far. i have the watermelon tourmaline in my stash, but no farmhouse. drat.

elizabeth said...

A commenter on my blog told me about your Chevron after seeing mine - yours is lovely! I'm using Koigu and one of the colorways is very close to Farmhouse. I need to get back to work on it...

Bufanditas said...

WOW! I want one!!