Combining Colors

Oddly enough, as much as I love color – and playing with color – I’d never published a multi-color design. Finally, I have my Spiky Stars pattern, released in February on Ravelry and Etsy. It’s crocheted in the gorgeous colors of plush Malabrigo Rios.
I combined star stitches with other stitches for a design with just hints of a contrasting color. What I love is that different elements of the stitch combo come to the forefront depending on whether your darker color is used as the main color or as the contrasting color. To highlight this, I worked different sizes of the cowl in opposing pairings of the same two colorways – twice over – for a total of four sizes. The common yarn running through all of these versions is the Whole Grain colorway of Rios, with which I’m utterly smitten! It seems to pair well with every Rios colorway I’ve used, warm or cool.
If you make the cowl, I’d love it if you would share it on Ravelry, so we can see what color pairings you chose!

One thought on “Combining Colors”

  1. Hi Kristin – it’s Jo of Cobblers Crafts! I just found your blog, I write one too (though haven’t posted for a while!). This is such a beautiful pattern. x


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