You might know by now I’m mostly muted shades of soft creams and dusty pinks, taupe on taupe with maybe a few other murky colors thrown in here and there, but not always I guess, I guess sometimes I like a flash of bubblegum pink, that just right apple green, or the sunniest of yellows. I guess we’re all kind of like that, usually almost always one way, but then sometimes not, sometimes we’re a total surprise, a complete contradiction ..I don’t even know, maybe I just really love pens?
It seemed like a while since I did anything different, so I decided on a mostly solids, stash only Nightshift Shawl, pairing all my favorite worsted weight single skeins in a very subtle, very me palette, but then I was all like, nah let’s go with those singles that have been rolling around in the stash for ages, let’s just pick colors that are kinda cohesive, kinda cute, but not really over think it.
The Candy Colors
Blue & green mix – Liberty Wool in Rainforest
Light blue – Cascade 220 (I think)
Green – Berroco Remix in Lawn
Pink – Berroco Remix in Blush
Yellow – Cascade 220 (again I think so)
Multi color – kool-aid dyed wool from back in the early chalklegs dyeing tutorial days (April 2012!)
At first glance I was thinking that the pattern was going to be confusing/challenging, it’s not, it’s really nice and repetitive, and the texture and color changes make it enjoyably perfect.
(p.s this is known as the discontinued colors of Berroco Remix section)
Honestly though, the whole time I wasn’t sure my colors were working, every time I got up to do anything, I’d lay it stretched out on the back of the couch, so later when I walked back into the room I could test myself and see if they startled me. When in doubt, focusing on cute stitch markers helps keep me moving right along, instead of ripping it all out!
I made enough for everyone, so if you’d like your own hand sculpted sweet little Circus Peanut Charm you can find them in my shop. 💕
Really liking this section right here. 💕
Oh did you forget about that yellow? No, no you didn’t. The sunniest of yellows making it or breaking it ..I don’t even know, maybe I just really love yellow now?
Intermittent yellow sewing with all sorts of zipper. 💕
Ok, it’s good, like really good, like wrapping up in a big cozy blanket good, and the fact that it looks like it’s made of candy buttons has me loving it all the more. 💕
Another lovely thing is it’s easily adaptable (I worked mine as written) but you could work more repeats for an even larger shawl or less for a smaller one, use fingering weight instead of worsted, make it completely scrappy or curate a custom fade, stay unconditionally true to your favorite colors or surprisingly contradict yourself.
Sometimes this is the only reward I need to get me through Ikea, unintentionally showing my true colors at the pick n’ mix wall.
7 thoughts on “candy buttons”
Your colour choices work so well here. It is a really lovely result.
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Thank you Arlene! 💗
What she said! (Arlene). LOVE LOVE LOVE your most recent palette!
💗 that is so reassuring, I’m loving it too!
what she (Arlene) said!! Love love love your recent palette here, Amanda.
Wow, that is gorgeous. The yellow just pops. Marilyn
💗 Thank you Marilyn! I was really unsure of it the whole time!