In my twenties, I wore so many neutrals that relatives honestly though my favorite color was black (it is yellow – always has been). This neutral palette extended into my thirties until my daughter was born. Slowly the voluminous pinks that dominated her closet started jumping into mine. Tangerines, hot pinks, pumpkins, and reds snuck in shortly thereafter. Color me surprised when I step back and look at the progress I’ve made with the Scalloped Edge Cardigan in the Bernat Mosaic Medusa colorway. It is beautiful, but wow, this is not a neutral by any stretch of the imagination.
I took a chance on the sleeves and started them with the darker dusty rose color and hoped for the best with the color changes as I moved up each sleeve. The striping effect doesn’t quite match the body of the sweater. I’ll have to live with it for a few days and decide if it makes sense.
As you can see, I did eventually rip back the purple tonal portion of the top of the project and re-crocheted with the red/yellow section of the skeins. I’ve been taking this tactic throughout this sweater because of the variegated yarn. As a fast crocheter, I might have had a solid version of this pattern done in a week or two, but this yarn is forcing me to make slower and more considered decisions at each section. I believe the final effect will be lovely.