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I need some ideas on switching colors.

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Dh asked me to make a blanket for one of his soldiers who's wife was due last month. Dh & said friend are overseas in the military right now & well I figured dh could take it to her when he came home on r&r SO I haven't actually started it yet.

 

Just a simple round ripple from ravelry(http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/free-smoothfoxs-beginners-round-ripple) is what I'm doing, I'd go fancier but to be honest after they told me the colors my heart just isn't in it as a baby blanket.

 

That said it's probably why I'm staring at 3 skeins of yarn going..ugh I don't even know what would look nice or not downright ugly in these 3.

 

The colors are dark purple, black & I chose a lighter grey(kind of silvery) for the 3rd because their entire nursery is black with dk. purple accents.

 

Any thoughts on color switches? I hate making things that just make me shake my head :(

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Do you have pictures of the three colors or of the nursery? Is it for a boy or girl?

 

There are lighter purples that can go with the black and dark purple to lighten it up. You could start with the black in the center, then the darkest purple, then the next lighter shade of purple and so on. Then finish with the light grey as the border.

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Do you have pictures of the three colors or of the nursery? Is it for a boy or girl?

 

There are lighter purples that can go with the black and dark purple to lighten it up. You could start with the black in the center, then the darkest purple, then the next lighter shade of purple and so on. Then finish with the light grey as the border.

 

I don't have any pictures unfortunately. It's for a little girl & the parents want no 'girly' colors so they are only using black & dark purple. I think I'll grab some other shades & try that though, great idea. Thank you :)

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Doing the different shades of purple I think would look nice, but not be too girly. Don't forget to show pictures as you do it, I'll be interested to see how it turns out.

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Those are really strange colors for a baby! You could add a soft muted light green with some lighter purple along with the dark purple, black, and silver gray. The lighter purple, green and gray would soften it a bit without being too girlie. Black for a baby?? Can't get that one! lol

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I would do it more in the light color and use the darker ones for highlights.

 

Good luck working with that combo for a blankie. I can't offer much advice but you do have my sympathies.

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Thank you all, great ideas. Luckily I still have a few months to pick out what I'm going to use. I believe this is the first time I've ever had a project I really didn't want to do.

 

My understanding is the walls are black & dark purple in the nursery, just the thought kind of makes me shrivel inside & a bit depressed :( The idea to use other muted & lighter colors of purple with it are great too. Poor kid.

 

I must remember to feed my husband some liver that he hates when he comes home just for volunteering me into such a project.

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I would add white. You may be pleasantly surprised! My son's college team colors are Purple & White and we wind up adding black most of the time. So, I have gotten some accessories in purple, black & white that I really like. I know it is not a whole afghan, but take a look at the colors together and see if you might get inspired. :)

 

I bought these:

http://www.etsy.com/transaction/55542247

http://yardsellr.com/for_sale#!/purple-hand-crochet-necklace-655632

 

(This is something you can always do when you are not sure about a color combo. Etsy allows you to do a search by just entering the colors of the products. You will get an amazing list of products in your colors that will give you ideas on how you might like to mix them. For instance, black & white check with stripes of purple, the zebra prints with purple, etc... It is a fun way to get inspired)

 

I didn't buy these but they are the right colors to inspire:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/80412030/party-girl-tutu-in-purple-black-and?ref=sr_list_5&ga_search_submit=&ga_search_query=purple%2C+black%2C+white&ga_view_type=list&ga_ship_to=US&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmade\ This is the best one to convince the colors WILL work!

 

http://www.etsy.com/listing/73570097/purple-black-and-white-button-wedding?ref=sr_list_6&ga_search_submit=&ga_search_query=purple%2C+black%2C+white&ga_view_type=list&ga_ship_to=US&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmade

 

http://www.etsy.com/listing/45410671/newborn-to-3m-purple-black-and-white?ref=sr_list_4&ga_search_submit=&ga_search_query=purple%2C+black%2C+white&ga_view_type=list&ga_ship_to=US&ga_page=2&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmade

 

http://www.etsy.com/listing/78401002/purple-black-white-polka-dot-ribbon?ref=sr_list_20&ga_search_submit=&ga_search_query=purple%2C+black%2C+white&ga_view_type=list&ga_ship_to=US&ga_page=2&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmade

 

http://www.etsy.com/listing/75756208/purple-black-and-white-fabric-rag-wreath?ref=sr_list_28&ga_search_submit=&ga_search_query=purple%2C+black%2C+white&ga_view_type=list&ga_ship_to=US&ga_page=2&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmade

 

http://www.etsy.com/listing/64493421/sale-free-shipping-purple-black-and?ref=sr_list_15&ga_search_submit=&ga_search_query=purple%2C+black%2C+white&ga_view_type=list&ga_ship_to=US&ga_page=3&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmade

 

http://www.etsy.com/listing/75344210/uv-purple-black-white-stripe-circus?ref=sr_list_24&ga_search_submit=&ga_search_query=purple%2C+black%2C+white&ga_view_type=list&ga_ship_to=US&ga_page=3&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmade --- HAHA -- Micro-mini is right!!! But the colors are right.

 

http://www.etsy.com/listing/82663397/get-the-word-out-medium-bible-tote-in?ref=sr_list_30&ga_search_submit=&ga_search_query=purple%2C+black%2C+white&ga_view_type=list&ga_ship_to=US&ga_page=5&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmade -- I think Red Heart makes a Zebra yarn (black & white variegated).

 

http://www.etsy.com/listing/80563005/luxurious-toddler-2t-purple-black-and?ref=sr_list_33&ga_search_submit=&ga_search_query=purple%2C+black%2C+white&ga_view_type=list&ga_ship_to=US&ga_page=5&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmade

 

After looking through these (or do the search yourself and you'll get hundreds to scroll thru) I'll bet you can see those colors much better for a baby girl. The tutu alone would sell me on them working fine!

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You could always use med and dk purple with thin lines of black going through.

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