Posted by: Steve | October 21, 2008

Intarsia, Rowan Yarn, and Colored Pencils?

Looking for ways to minimize errors as I knit the Kaffee Fassett “Foolish Virgins” scarf, I wanted to color in the enlarged charts – to provide as many visual clues as possible to the intarsia madness contained therein!

I gathered up samples of the 23 colors of Rowan Scottish Tweed 4-ply yarn used for the project and headed off for the “local” fine arts supply house.  There, I discovered a display of Faber-Castell colored pencils – 120 shades to be exact!  Surely, I could find colors to represent the Rowan yarns? 

Here’s what I came up with…

Rowan Rowan Faber-
# Color Castell #
SH 001 Grey Mist 272
SH 002 Machair 170
SH 003 Skye 140
SH 004 Storm Grey 274
SH 005 Lavender 138
SH 006 Sea Green 155
SH 007 Lewis Grey 234
SH 008 Herring 172
SH 009 Rust 188
SH 010 Brilliant pink 129
SH 011 Sunset 115
SH 012 Wine 193
SH 013 Claret 133
SH 014 Heath 247
SH 015 Apple 264
SH 016 Thistle 141
SH 017 Lobster 192
SH 018 Thatch 268
SH 019 Peat 178
SH 020 Mallard 158
SH 021 Winter Navy 151
SH 022 Celtic mix 159

 

This table should help anyone “fast start” a similar project.

Steve

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