Do you know what’s the hardest part of starting a new project? Whether it’s knitting or weaving or whatever craft you want to do, it’s picking colours for your project. Even for someone like me who has gone to school to study colour theory, spent a decade doing graphic design client work, and spent the past 17 years working on hand-dyed yarn colours for SweetGeorgia, the hardest thing is choosing colour combinations.
I love, love, love colour, but I have trouble choosing colour for projects and it holds up my creative process. I get stuck in this mode of trying to figure out the best colour combinations and then can’t move forward. So, today we’re going to talk about ONE aspect of colour combinations that will hopefully help you with your own colour decisions. I’m also going to show you our brand new palette of Ethereal lighter colours that will make combining colours so much easier.
I would love to hear that you moved forward with your creative projects because you felt more confident about your colour decisions. Don’t let yourself get held up at this beginning stage because of fear of making a mistake, or fear that someone else will think you made a mistake. I’d also love to hear about how you think about colour, and especially, how you go about creating colour combinations for knitting. Let me know in the comments!
Download the Colours for Colourwork Guide
Bring life to your colourwork design with helpful tips for choosing colour combinations.
IN THIS EPISODE
- what I’m wearing in today’s video: I’m wearing The Throwback cardigan, designed by Andrea Mowry. I knit mine in SweetGeorgia Superwash Worsted in Trinket, Watershed, Sea Grass, and Afternoon Nap.
- what I mention in today’s video:
- View our Elixir colourways and the new Ethereal palette of lighter colourways.
- Find the double-stranded colour mixing downloadable guide and vlog at this blog post.
- Stoodley Jumper knitting machine pattern by Nic Corrigan at Whitehall Studio.
- midnattsol hat knitting pattern designed by thePetiteKnitter.
- The Weaving Works in Seattle and Jamieson’s of Shetland wool.
- want to learn more about colour theory and the fibre arts? Join us over at the School of SweetGeorgia at my Colour Mastery workshop and Knitting with Hand-Dyed Colour course.