There are LOTS of color combinations, and I think a lot of people have a hard time matching 2 colors, much less matching a set of 5 different colors with a color. So I thought I’d take a look at some options!
I went shopping at Jimmy Beans Wool for these options but they are available in lots of shops so take a look around and see what’s out there! Here are some that jumped out to me.
Shopping on your own? Pick a String Quintet set first and match it to a solid or semi solid. You’ll go crazy trying to do it the other way around!
For my sample I combined the String Quintet set Snare Drum with one of my all time favorite Lorna’s colors – Washington! That’s also where we got the name Little Drummer Boy. Cute right? It’s a great color combo with a modern, masculine feel.
Clarinet is the String Quintet set with the easiest parable color combinations – greys! Pick bold, bright colors to make those non baby gradients pop. I like La Regina for a baby boy and Lilac for a baby girl. Either of these sweaters would have a lovely, modern feel!
For another gender neutral combo with a real baby feel I love the Oboe set with a soft yellow Buffalo Grove. This combo is blue heavy, I LOVE the pop of orange, and is still soft enough for a baby girl. This is the combo I’m going with for my next baby gift!
I’m headed into a real Sage heavy period in my knitting and I just love this Sage from Lorna’s! Pared with the Trumpet set it is just SO modern and elegant.
For a very rich, girly combo I love the Marimba set with the bold Violet semi solid. Any baby girl will look so girly and royal in this combo!
I hope these combinations have inspired you! Grab your pattern, place your order, and get ready to have a lot of fun with color stranding very soon!