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Sep 30, 2018

Nifty Neutrals in Action

Last week to ease our way into the fall season, we took a look at nine nifty neutral color combos. As a result of that post, I began browsing through completed projects to see where and how neutrals have surfaced in the past, so this week, I thought it might be helpful to share some neutral combinations in action.

Drumlin Almost Neutral: Black, slate and cream with a pop of red



Tikkyn Flagstone: Light, medium and dark greys with burgundy



Kintra Nearly Neutral Cowl: Black, grey and cream gradient with red



Kintra Nearly Neutral Mitts: Black, grey and cream gradient with red


Kintra Greyridge: Dark, medium and light grey ombre



Grey Daze Mitts & Shawl: Cool grey and cream with burgundy



Wyndfael Mitts: Charcoal and cream with red


Pewter and charcoal with red


Twegen Coffee: Black, grey, brown, toffee and cream



Owl Family: Chocolate, toffee and brown speckled yarn accented with gold


Hopefully, if you're one of the many knitters who have difficulty visualizing how colors will interact in a finished project, these examples will serve as a starting point for one of your own projects. Looking through them has certainly prompted some insights for me.

It's clear, for instance, that when a neutral project needs a spark of bright color, reds and burgundies are my go-to choice. At one time, browns and earth tones would have featured more prominently in any neutral roundup, but most of those projects were completed not just pre-blog but also pre-Ravelry, so no pictures exist. Many were sweaters, including a taupe tunic, a tweedy pullover accented with warm peach, and a lovely cardigan for my sister in shades of dark chocolate, mocha and caramel.

I have a small project on the needles right now, but as soon as it's finished, I plan to rummage through the stash, choose a few select skeins, and start swatching something subtle and understated in an interesting mix of neutrals.


The project links above take you to the FO post. If you're interested, you can find the patterns here.

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