Since half of the yarn for my planned Sanquhar Cowl seems to be on perpetual backorder, I’ve decided to work on another of Wendy Johnson‘s colorwork cowls: the Leftovers Cowl. Unlike Sanquhar, which I will be working in black and white, Leftovers pretty much calls for a riot of color. As luck would have it, I can do that.
There are a total of 13 motifs in the cowl, and each motif uses 2 colors of yarn. While the colors don’t have to be unique, I actually have 26 colors of yarn available for the project. What I don’t have is a good eye for pairing colors. (There’s a reason I wear black and/or white, you know.) This is where you come in.
Shown below are the aforementioned 26 colors of yarn. If you want to play along, what I’m looking for is 13 pairings, preferably using all 26 colors. If you must have repeats, please do so with only these colors: black, charcoal, eggplant, and iron. (I have extra of those colors. For each of the other colors, I’m pretty sure I have enough to use them in one motif six times (what the pattern calls for), but not much more.)
Please provide me with your pairings, either by commenting here (where here is whatever social media outlet you’re seeing this) or by sending me an email. I’m very excited to see what you come up with!