Yesterday, I received my order from Knitpicks. The box contained all the yarns I had recently ordered for the next two pillow tops I have planned.
As you can imagine from my previous posts on ” Needle Point Knitting,” I have drawers of Palette colors at my disposal. So here I sit with still more to stuff in the corners. But…. this time I am going to be smarter than before. I have decided to catalog all my colors. Why? Using Pattern Maker to create my pillow top charts, requires that I choose DMC colors for my palette; therefore, I need to be able to cross reference the colors available to me in the selection of Knitpicks “Palette” fingering yarns. With that in mind, I took the time to make my life easier by taking care of the issue TODAY.
To get started, I picked up a couple of pieces of card stock, grab the scissors, and some school glue. Next, I pasted some index cards on the surface, one for each category of the main colors, such as browns, reds, greens, etc.
As you can see from the photo, I wrote the name of the color on the left, and pasted a double strand of yarn to the right of it. The next step was matching it to the DMC chart, and writing down the number of the corresponding color.
I will tell you that you won’t be able to match them all, but you will be able to match them close enough that when you select the colors to use in PM, what you see will be very close to what you get.
I know this takes a bit of time, but it is well worth it.
Happy Knitting – KT