I’d like to knit myself a shawl to wear on the outside of my winter coat to help keep my back warm, and I’ll probably wear it throughout the year as well (in spring and fall when it’s cooler, and in the summer if I get cold in air conditioning). I know I’d like it to be blue, but I’m having the hardest time deciding what shade of blue!
I think the heathered yarns are very pretty…they have a nice depth to them, but I heard once that darker colors are generally considered more “dressy”. Does anybody find that to be true? I’ve been perusing Knit Picks’ yarns, and I’ve found myself generally gravitating towards the darker shades of blue anyway, but I’m wondering…which will give me the greater versatility–the heathered yarns, or the plain dyed shades?
If it helps to see an image of the pattern the yarn will be applied to, here is the pattern I’m going to use.