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Method To My Madness: Picking Colors

In the last post, I showed you the new hat I made for my mother. In preparation for writing the pattern and re-knitting a sample to make sure I don't miss an important step, I went shopping for a yarn that I just had a hunch would work really well with the pattern. I want a lighter weight so that the doubled hem isn't too thick and bulky and overwhelming. I wanted current colors and I wanted a yarn that is easily accessible to many different knitters, but also easily substituted for another yarn.

I turned, as I did for another hat, to +Berroco YarnUltra Alpaca Light. I love how soft, but strong, the yarn is. And the colors are great. The alpaca-half also adds a nice halo to the yarn and should mix the stripes together pleasingly.

Picking colors is one of my favorite things to do. I am, by no means, trained in fashion or design or the arts so I have to rely on simple intuition and some tricks I've picked up along the way. Mind you, there are so many better places to learn a…