After writing the review for Cirilia’s new book, I couldn’t stop looking at colors for my own Reyka. Here are a few that I’ve worked up.
The upper left is the original. Putting them in thumbnails was helpful because I got to absorb the whole garment and seeing them all together helped me compare the different options. I’m leaning toward one of the reds or the purple/yellow one in the lower right (but with a slightly stronger yellow). What do you think?
A couple other things:
- I plan to use Lite Lopi instead of the original Unspun Icelandic, mostly because it’s not a cheap option here in the States and I’m still a stranded neophyte.
- I like the white T shirt under it but I think I’d like a color if I go with something other than white for the stranded bits. It’ll also be a nod to Cirilia and her love of color.
- The yarn will be somewhere scratchy so I’ll need to find a T shirt with a close-fitting crew neck. I briefly considered knitting a lining for the top of the sweater but I don’t want to add more bulk up there.
- I might want to knit a slit (my first steek!) at the top of the neck – I prefer that line on me than a tighter crew neck. It will also naturally lay open given the hood.
What do you think? What would be a good option for me? Do you have another color combo in mind?
And if you didn’t leave a comment, don’t forget to enter for the giveaway for your own copy of Cirilia’s book – I’m picking the winner this weekend.
I’ll catch you on the purl side…