Playing with Color: Eucalipto

Imagine my surprise and delight when I was browsing Instagram earlier this week and came across this with no warning:

Yahoo! Kitterly's enthusiasm for this design, and their fun color combinations, inspired me to create another installment of the Playing with Color series.

Like the Gilt Sweater, Eucalipto mixes two colors of laceweight yarns to create a gradient effect. You can always travel back to the Gilt Playing with Color post to see those color combos as a jumping off point, and to read my original points about how to best choose colors for this type of project. TLDR for those of you not interested in reading that older post: Easy approach is choosing 2 color similar to each other, hard mode is choosing 2 different colors & seeing if they will blend.

Here are a few easy mode palettes in Manos del Uruguay Lace:

  L2349 Gelsey & L2439 Yokai

L2349 Gelsey & L2439 Yokai

  L2183 Gloriana & L2121 Dryad

L2183 Gloriana & L2121 Dryad

Getting a little spicier:

  L2196 Okiku & L2605 Tennin

L2196 Okiku & L2605 Tennin

  L2590 Natural & L2040 Puck

L2590 Natural & L2040 Puck

Supa dupa spicy!

  L2552 Yosei & L7088 Enenra

L2552 Yosei & L7088 Enenra

  L2354 Dolia & L9622 Nixie

L2354 Dolia & L9622 Nixie

There you have it! I hope these color palettes inspire you to pick out a fresh and exciting color combo for your very own Eucalipto. I look forward to seeing them!