Four months ago I posted an exciting knitting contest, and finally, I can announce the results. Just in case you haven’t been holding your breath for three months awaiting the results of this knitting contest, here is a reminder. I’m making the Purl Soho stitch block cowl. I need three colors of yarn and was deciding between these three options:
The voting from March was close, but the Hobbit Cowl emerged as a narrow favorite:
Option 1 – Hobbit Cowl – 4 votes
Option 2 – Sunset Cowl – 3 votes
Option 3 – Scottish Cowl – 2 votes
After getting distracted by my sweet daughter batting her super long eyelashes at me and asking for a new blankie, I finally wrapped up the first panel of the cowl.
Isn’t it pretty, and cool and texture-y? Now it’s time to add in color two and three! I have to make a decision. This is a pricey project both from a supply and time perspective, so I really want to get it right. I decided that the only thing to do was to start knitting swatches to see what I really like best.
Eleven swatches later I’ve decided I really do like the colors selected by the blogosphere. If only I were a more trusting person I could have saved myself a few hours. (You readers are SO smart!) Except…the decision isn’t done! One section has two colors and the other has three colors. I need to decide which color is in the two-color section. Readers, I turn to you for guidance again. Which option should I choose?
Is the left version with Shire as the second color better, or is the Moody Green, on the right, better? Please help me decide before I leave on vacation, so I know which color to pack, because I know I won’t get through all 20 inches in a week. Thank you!