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Crazy Backwards World Day of the Dead Cowl

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And here it is – the color reversed version of the Day of the Dead cowl from earlier post fame. And here they are right next to each other for comparison…

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Using two variegated yarns together puts an interesting spin on colorwork.  If I wanted crisper definition of the figures, they would not have been the way to go.  However, I wanted kind of a moody antiqued look, which I think the black background piece definitely achieves.  The bright background one is super-colorful and cheerful, and does have a bit better definition of the figures.

Using variegated or tonal yarns as part of plain stranded colorwork can add a bit of complexity to an otherwise straightforward item.  I did something similar with some colorwork Halloween leg warmers I did.  I did just one variegated and one solid in each section though, because I wanted sharper definition of the figures.  Here is an example section…

 

 

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However, other than experimenting with wacky color blending, I really did these cowls to work on my tension, which I am feeling pretty good about.  Not too tight, not too loose.  So next step – stranded colorwork sweater!

 

 

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