- You can choose colors close to each other on the wheel. It can for example be blue and purple or red and orange. It brings a more balanced and calm look to your knitwear.
- Colors in a 90 degree angle of each other, will often compliment each other as well. It can be colors like green and orange or red and purple.
- A third way of looking at it is complementary colors. They are directly across of each other on the wheel. Red and light blue is a good example of two complementary colors that go well together. If you choose to go with complementary colors for your knitwear, it will often become more colorful and lively.
Choosing colors for your scrap project
You do not have to make a final plan from the start, but it can be useful to follow some simple guidelines for making the best color choices.
One thing at a time
Try to make one decision at a time and lay out the next yarn combo, you plan to knit with. This way you force yourself to stick to that decision instead of assessing the next color before you have finished knitting with the current color.
Achieving harmony and a calm expression
There are several ways to achieve balance and a calm expression in your scrap yarn project.
Knitting with the right gauge
Once you have decided on your knitting gauge (and pattern), make a list for yourself with different qualities from your leftover basket that can be used. It can be tested with a swatch 😊 The list is good to have, when you have to decide which yarn type should be the next in the row. Remember you can easily knit with 1, 2 or more strands in the same project - as long as the knitting gauge is right.
See more tips for knitting with scraps here.