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Which colour would match best with Teal C8?

This very difficult question I received in my mail today, and I know it’s very difficult to match colours when you just have photos to look at.
So now I am asking all of you, when picking two colours ,which colour  would you choose with Teal?
I have some photos to help, taken in daylight by my window, no artificial light. I know  they look different on different computers, and the best way to match colours is, if you can watch them in real life in daylight, but let us give it a try.
Teal C8 is placed in the middle on every photo.


C
3 – C8 – C4

 


C
6 – C8 – C5


C
10 – C8 – C9


C
13 – C8 – C12


C
16 – C8 – C7


C18 – C8 – C15

Almost finished the knitting part

The pattern for this sweater is from the book Knitting with Icelandic Wool. It is called Æði.

Instead of the yarn in the pattern, I use Sirri  3-ply Blue C16, White and Light Gray.
I am knitting size XS on needles 8 mm, since it has 109 stitches, and I know this should fit me (Size M) in Sirri yarn. And then size L for the length of sleeves and body.

The Winner

Today I finished the shawl. Yes, most of you guessed right, I was knitting a Faroese shawl.

16 comments came in, so I wrote the numbers 1 to 16 on a paper, cut them out and placed them in a small bowl. Mixed well, covered my eyes and pulled… nr. 3.

Congratulations to Janicke Leckang, you have won the yarn.

Please, send your address to hanne@faroeknitting.com.

And here is the shawl. I will have to knit one more very soon while I still remember how to do it. I used the pattern in the book 215 Shawl Designs by Olivia Joensen. It has the basic shawl pattern in Faroese, Danish and English, but the book is sold out. We are so lucky as to have two copies at the library where I work.

At this point point in the process I almost gave up. there are so many stitches and I kept making mistakes in the lace pattern. Here I am trying to get an overview by using two circular needles.
The yarn is Sirri 2-ply, and the colour is C2

What am I knitting here?

A little yarn give away for the followers of my blog.
The winner will be picked at random between those of you who answer the following question in the comment section below:
What am I knitting here?
Also tell me which colour from Sirri you choose should you be the lucky one. See the colours further down in this post or find better photos on Flickr.
There are no wrong answers, so everybody has a chance. The giveaway is open until I have finished the project, and let me just tell you it has been unravelled more than once.

The winner will get two skeins of  Sirri 2-ply as well as the pattern for this set.  Two skeins are just how much you need to knit the hat and scarf.
The colour in the photo is C16.

 

 

Trying to Strike a Pose like Sarah Lund

This sweater is knitted using Sirri 3-ply Dark Brown and Light Brown on needles size 8. It’s a size medium so there are 105 stitches for the body and 30 for the sleeves.
To add extra length there are 13 rows (instead of 10) of the main colour between the rows with stars and hour glasses.