My stash is full of bright colors.
A look back at some of my finished projects show that I don’t have any trouble knitting lace or following complicated patterns.
Many of the projects in my past have been knit because I think they’re cute, without much thought to whether they’ll go with anything in my closet or if I would ever really wear them. I’ve started to try to be more selective about what I knit. I have far too many finished knits sitting unloved and unworn.
I’m going to stick to the monochrome color scheme I’m naturally drawn to and focus on the classic stitch patterns – stockinette, garter, ribbing – I not only get the most wear out of out, but like knitting the best.
I’ll incorporate simple design elements like stripes, small cables, and eyelets for a special touch, and knit accessories that pop with color to compliment the clothing I already own.
These are guidelines, not rules. I have no doubt that there are bright sweaters and lace shawls somewhere in my future. I’ve spent a lot of time trying to become a better knitter. Now I want to be a smarter knitter.