Choosing Contrasting Yarns

Often when you’re knitting a colorwork project like my Cubicle Socks Trio, the pattern will instruct you to use contrasting colors. I don’t know about you, but whenever I see the term “contrasting colors” a basic colorwheel pops into my head and I naturally think something like…purple and gold are on opposite sides of the color wheel, so clearly that’s contrasting.

That could be one approach to choosing your yarn colors, but today I’d like to share a simple camera trick you can do with the camera on your phone to help you choose contrasting yarns that will make your colorwork really pop because oftentimes it’s better to choose contrasting yarns by their value not their hue. 

Episode Notes

Introduction - 0:00
The Power of Grayscale - 1:05
Choosing Three Contrasting Colors 4:14
Final Notes -  5:19

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The Chilly Dog: Choosing Contrasting Yarns
Choosing Contrasting Yarns
Learn a simple camera trick to help you choose contrasting yarns that will make your knit color work pop.
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