Catching up on my knitting magazines – I typically purchase “last year’s” set of magazines when they become available. I was excited to see a whole issue dedicated to southwest patterns in the Summer 2018 issue of Interweave Knits.
Bent’s Fort Cardigan really caught my eye – another mosaic knit piece (it’s amazing how, once you become aware of a thing, you see it everywhere).
(image at left from Interweave Knits)
While the blue and yellow is interesting, and I liked the contrast, I really want to use up some of the specialty yarn I have in my stash. I pulled out some likely options and started swatching – both to get used to the pattern, and to see how the colors would work together.
I think I will go with the black and gold/multi option. While I like the navy, the multi-color blue yarn disrupts the pattern with a striped background, and I’m not crazy about the navy/gold combination. The pattern seems to be more distinct with the contrast of the black and the multi. Also, I wear black with everything, but rarely, navy.