Tuesday, March 11, 2008

The Road to Venezia

Okay, so that was a little harder than I thought. But two of you guessed one of the designs, and since Sula already owns both books (and has an unfair advantage anyway since she apparently shares half of my knitting brain), our winner is the lovely Ms. Macoco. (Check your email!)


So yes: I'm taking the Venezia Pullover and Road to Golden, smashing them together, shaking well, and hoping they'll make beautiful babies. Horribly mixed metaphors aside, I'm frankly not positive this is a well-conceived plan.


Roughly speaking, the construction is mostly Golden, the colorwork pattern is all Venezia. That much should go fine. But between the coarser gauge and the simpler color scheme (I've scaled back from 10 colors to 5), I'm starting to worry that I'll sabotage what should be a beautiful brocade pattern and look instead like I've plastered myself in wallpaper. But maybe not. It could be gorgeous and intricate and awesome, or even garish in a cute way -- I'm remaining optimistic for now. Should I totally hate it, I can always rip back the colorwork portion, order more brown, and make a yoked sweater instead.

17 comments:

Kristy said...

Ooh, that's going to be pretty! I think the color palette you have picked out looks nice. Have you seem the two-color Venezia in Ravelry? I think yours mike look similar with those colors :)

Kristy said...

*might

Courtney said...

Looks gorgeous so far!

Good Luck!

Sulafaye said...

GET OUTTA MY HEAD! (Just kidding, it's rather nice to have the company.) Seriously, I just sent you an email that said I was doing green and brown too. Can we be best friends? PS looks good so far.

Sulafaye said...

Oops, sorry for shouting!

a friend to knit with said...

wow. you are amazing.
can't wait to see this unfold!
i love the colors!

Stacey said...

I think it will be a great creation!!! I've liked some of the simpler Venezia patterns where people have pared down the colors.

Macoco said...

The venezia pattern is beautiful, I can't wait to see what the combo yields!

The A.D.D. Knitter said...

Venezi--of course!! How could I have guessed the cloddish CPH?!

Specs said...

I would never have the courage to try that! Good luck and I can't wait to see how it turns out!

tiennie said...

Can't wait to see how it turns out!

Alice said...

I think it will turn out great! What a fantastic idea... the colors you chose are absolutely droolworthy as well!

kelp! said...

I love everything about this, especially the colors that you're using! Have you seen the Venezia that someone on Ravelry is knitting using Kureyon sock yarn as the MC? That's what your color scheme sort of reminds me of - a very subtle gradiation like the Noro yarn (but without any hidden-in-the-skein fug colors).

nova said...

I have been thinking of knitting Venenzia with just two colors. I hope the two patterns play well together and make beautiful babies!

pamela wynne said...

genius. I LOVE the colors you've chosen. and even if it doesn't quite work? you'll have a hell of a swatch. You can steek around a big square of it and make a wall hanging.

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Team Knit ! said...

Ooh, such a great idea!! I can't wait to see the results. Great colour choices, by the way.

- Julie