knitted :: Color Affection

Color Affection, originally uploaded by earthchick.

I jumped on the Color Affection bandwagon last February, when I received my gorgeous and amazing Primo Fingering kit from The Plucky Knitter. I was totally taken with the “Neapolitan” kit, with colors right up my alley: Oatmeal, Bashful (pink), and Smokey the Bear (a chocolate-y brown). Turns out that Neapolitan is as delicious to knit with as it is to eat.

Color Affection
I’m basically obsessed right now with all things Plucky Knitter. Sarah has such a fantastic color sense, and I love the depth of her shaded solids. Look at that brown!

And the pattern is popular for good reason. It’s fun and easy to knit (I knit the whole thing while simultaneously reading The Hunger Games trilogy), and the finished product is just so darn versatile:
Color Affection
Doesn’t it look pretty wrapped like a scarf?

Color Affection
It can be worn like a regular shawl – with a HUGE wingspan.

Color Affection
I think this is my favorite way to wear it.

Color Affection
I like the way it looks from behind like that, too.

I knit this up on size 7s, which put me at a larger gauge than the pattern. I ran out of the Oatmeal because of this, but a kind raveler sent me enough to get me finished. The larger gauge also meant this thing is even bigger than expected!
Color Affection

I rarely knit the same pattern twice, but this one is too fun not to.
Color Affection

I’ve got another TPK Color Affection kit headed my way in scrumptious fall colors. I can’t wait to kick back with a fat novel and get knitting on it!
Color Affection

7 thoughts on “knitted :: Color Affection

  1. I have a color affection on the needles as well. Close to the same shade of brown, with a darker, teal-leaning green, and a dark cream. Cannot wait to wear it – I love how it looks wrapped around too.

  2. I’m new to knitting–hope you can tell me when your starting out on this shawl are you knitting the bottom of the shawl–your color looks solid .

  3. Pingback: In praise of Plucky :: Happy Plucktember! | earthchicknits

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