Friday, June 15, 2012

My Gynx Yarns Picks for the Color Affection Shawl.

Chances are, if you're a knitter, and especially if you're on Ravelry, you've at least heard of the Color Affection Shawl by Veera Välimäki. You might also know it as the "Color Addiction" or "Color Infection" shawl, because this pattern has captivated tons of knitters. As of right now, there are over 3500 Color Affection projects listed on Ravelry. I went to a new knitting group at the MadTosh store last night, and there were not one, not two, but three people working on this shawl.

While I haven't been "biten" by the Color Affection Shawl bug, I thought it would be fun to come up with a couple different color combinations using Gynx Sock.

I wanted to pick one set that used some neons, as they seem to be pretty popular right now and I love them. I keep thinking about a shawl using Margarita on the Rocks, especially after Kristen of the Yarngasm podcast used it for her Harmony on the Rocks shawl.

Left to Right: Catbus, Natsu, Ulquiorra

The past week or so I've had fall colors on the brain (which has been coming out in a lot of the colorways I've been putting up lately), and I wanted to build a color scheme around one of my new favorites, Natsu. I liked how it looked with Ulquiorra, even though I used it in the first color combo. After I put this together, I realized they were all anime-inspired yarns, so now it goes together even better.

There are lots of other color ideas I had, but I wanted to try to only pick colorways that I currently had in stock in sock yarn. What Gynx Yarns colorways would you put together for a Color Affection?

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