My Not-So-Secret Love

It may not do me any favors in the hot Summer months, but I love love love wearing black. I will wear it from head to toe if I can help it.  Alas, it isn’t a particularly popular color to knit or crochet with, and for good reason. Depending on what you’re working on, the stitches can be difficult to see; However, in this post I’m going to give a few reasons why I adore these yarns because they deserve love too.

 1) There are many different shades, and they go with just about everything.

2) I adore how the textures of the yarn can seemingly fade in and out depending on the lighting. Seriously, look how gorgeous the Findley lace is on the bottom left! In addition, I really appreciate how light can compliment subtle texture changes in the fabric of a finished piece– particularly lace shawls (especially if it’s layered over the same or similar shade of black clothing) .

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3) This third reasons is one I implement as often as I can, and that’s to use it as a contrast in order to call attention to a small detail or details that may otherwise go unnoticed. For example, the brass necklace I wear every day can be difficult to spot when against my skin, but put it in front of something black and it really pops!

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How about you lovelies? Is there a particular color you always gravitate towards when knitting or crocheting?

 

Written by Catherine Eason

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