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I'm so thrilled to announce the Fabric Knitting & Crochet's group on Ravelry is having its first Challenge!
Challenge #1: The Complementary Color Challenge
It’s time for our first challenge!
Because our little new group has literally exploded, I thought it would be fun to also have some challenges going with this extremely creative and talented group!
Theme: The Complementary Color Challenge
Completion Date: Sunday, March 22nd, 2009
Voting: Mon., March 23rd-Fri., March 27th, 2009
After all the entries are in by the date above, we will hold a public vote. Each item will be showcased with pictures and the winner is selected and gets to pick the next theme!
Definition of Complementary Color Schemes (from Wiki):
Complementary colors are pairs of colors that are of “opposite” hue in some color model. The exact hue “complementary” to a given hue depends on the model in question, and perceptually uniform, additive, and subtractive color models, for example, have differing complements for any given color.
Red and Green, Blue and Orange, Purple and Yellow. These are the colors directly across from each other on the color wheel. Don’t let the name fool you, they rarely look good when used together. They’re called “complementary” because, when used together, they become extremely vibrant and have heavy contrast.
Complementary colors are useful when you want to make something stand out. For example, if you use a green background and have a red circle on it, the red will jump off the page and be almost blinding.
This is exactly where the challenge comes in…As indicated above, complementary colors are not always the most appealing of color groupings so the challenge is to find some that you can enhance with your knitting/crocheting through the item you create!
I hope you find the challenge to be a lot of fun!
I’ve already loved seeing the creative items everyone comes up with so far so I hope that this challenge inspires you to continue on!
So….ready, set, go!!!
Be sure to check out our group and the challenge thread on Ravelry!
Designer: Connie Chang Chinchio
Published: February 13, 2009
Skill Level: Intermediate.
Lovely in linen with touches of lace, this versatile wrap sweater has unusual detailing at shoulder and hip. Wear it over a skirt for an office showstopper, or over jeans for a bit of "wow!" on the weekends. The wrap styling and deep V-neckline flatters a variety of figures, so we think this pretty cardigan will end up being a wardrobe favorite!
My ball of Riches to Rags yarn has been created from premium, high end fabrics—the modern day vintage & antique rag ball that your grandmother used to have!
My Riches to Rags style yarns are the result of a decade of experiments I have been doing with my own rag knitting and crocheting. I use premium designer fabrics, cut them into strips, and convert them into fabulous rag yarn. It is an extremely labor intensive process. Riches to Rags yarn can be used in knitting & crochet as well as for any of your rag craft projects!
The knitty gritty…
-Each ball is a unique weight and yardage
-5 w.p.i. (super bulky weight)
-Recommended needles: size 15-35 depending on the desired look
-Recommended hooks: P, Q and S depending on the desired look
We are a lovely family of asthmatics and therefore all of the yarn is created in a smoke-free, pet-free environment (except for gonzo our iguna but he lives in a palace in the basement:)
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We knit and we like to travel. What better way to see a new city than through its yarn stores! There was no place online where we could easily search for yarn stores in the cities we were planning to visit. While there are store lists out there, they don't have maps, and they certainly don't allow people to rate and comment on them.
When your vacation time is short and you're trying to cram as many sights and yarn into a short trip, you need to be able to tailor your list to your sightseeing schedule. What stores are closest to your hotel? You only have time for one yarn stop, and need to know which store has the best selection? Had a long day of sightseeing and just want a cozy place to sip some coffee and knit in the comfort of fellow knitters? KnitMap can help!
But KnitMap isn't just for travelers; you can use it at home too. We wanted a site where knitters let people know what they thought of their local yarn shop or recommend other places they have been. We wanted to let anyone update the list of yarn stores and add yarn shops we didn't already have in the database. You can post about your local yarn store's Open Knit Nights, your local knit group meet-ups, who has the best coffee or snacks, and who carries the hard to find yarn you're looking for.
All of these things you can do on KnitMap right now. So what are you waiting for?Happy travels and shopping!
Polartec®, based in Lawrence, Massachusetts, invented the world's first fleece back in the 70's and became a household name. Today, customers can enjoy over 300 high-tech Polartec® fabrics and one cozy yarn - PolarKnit.
PolarKnit fleece yarn comes in seven vibrant colors for 2008: Leap Frog, Mermaid, Carrot, Mallard, Deep Red, Black and Pink.
Each ball is 50 meters or 55 yards in length and weights 50 grams.
Recommended needle size: 7-9mm or 10.75-13 US.
Gauge: 12 sts and 16 rows = 10cm (4 inches) in stocking stitch. (3 stitches per inch)