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  • Now, that was a very informative discussion of neutrals. When and where is your next color theory class?

  • Once again you open my eyes! This explains why some yarns sit in my stash, confounding me. I know I like the fiber, but now realize it’s the color that’s my problem. Eager to read Part 3. Thanks for sharing your insight.

  • I have really learned a lot in this series – thanks very much for posting these articles.
    The info is presented in such an interesting way!

  • What Marilyn B said!!
    And (memory time) Back in the Day – decades ago – my interview/wedding/funeral suit was very dark blue (navy but not true navy) with brown pumps and a brown silk shell. I love brown and blue.

  • Love your columns on color! And in a surprise (to me!) synergy: I have Rothko in my favorites on Ravelry. I’m planning to use my very special MDK colors of Jill Draper’s Rifton to make it.

  • Well, that was revelatory. Thank you!

  • From the thumbnail photo in my RSS feed, the skeins looked at first like weathered cedar roofing. This was a great article and very informative and inspires me to go back and re-read the others in the series. It’s also timely and helpful to me as I am in the process of selecting interior paint colors for a new house. Thank you!

  • I always learn so much from you Ann! Thanks for more great useful color info – particularly helpful for knitters who want subtle contrasts and/or are cautious about color exploration.

  • I love color, and play with it all the time. I would say that I am exacting in my color choices, but not technical. I’m definitely more seat-of-my-pants. You know, “Oooh, pretty! Or “No, that doesn’t work.” However, your use of yarns, finished garments, and paint chips help me see that “technical” does not have to mean boring! Thank you!

  • Ditto what all the other commenters have said. These articles by Ann are very informative and interesting, especially for those of us without any color theory background. I’ve always been pretty hit or miss with colors – I can usually tell when I get a good combination, but I, too, own many skeins (and items of clothing) that sit untouched because the shade is off and not quite right. It helps to know the “science” behind it, and that there is hope for getting better at it with practice and with tools like color cards.

  • Thank you! That was very helpful. Wish I could take a color class from you!

  • Very helpful. I’m knitting starting point right now and am continually fascinated by how different each color looks depending on what is next to it.

  • I love this! I feel like I’m pretty good with colors, but it’s more of a case of “I know what I like,” not really understanding what’s going on – but I feel like with each of your posts about color, I understand more! Thanks!

  • Super post and series. I’ve read color theory articles before but this so helpful to read all this *in relationship to knitting and yarn.*

  • really great articles on color! I enjoyed them all!