Saturate Desaturate a Malabrigo Freelance Pattern Project from Kirsten Kapur
This collection started with a brilliant idea courtsey of the talented Kirsten Kapur, to create patterns that would look equally good when worked in a single understated color or in multiple brilliant colors. Honestly, it was a tall design challenge but Kirsten has proven that she was up to the task with Saturate Desaturate.
This stunning collection includes 5 patterns and honestly Kirsten can explain it better than I.
I have always been drawn to the challenge of creating patterns that work as well in a single muted shade, as they do using two or more bold colors. My goal is to have enough going on so that the solid piece is still interesting to knit and wear, while at the same time have logical points to add in a second or third color, and not become too busy when those colors are added.
This collection, contains five original patterns, each work as well in neutral shades as they do in bold bright colors. The patterns may be purchased individually or as an ebook.
Dorothy's Wildflowers is a silken dream in Mora when you cobine Pearl Ten with English Rose or use Pearl on its own.
Kim's Pinecones tops things off perfectly (I love pom poms) in Rasta using the combo of Frank Ochre and Cucumber as well as worked simply in Fog.
Use Rios to create a riot of color (Kirsten used Clazed Carrot, Peachy, Holly Hock, and Aquamarine) or a subtle statement (Whole Grain and Natural) when you knit Mutti's Blueberries.
Break out your brioche skills in Mary's Angelica which absolutely pops in a combination of Dill, Manzanilla Olive and Coral or let the deep texture shine in Natural.
Wrap up with Teresa's Pansies knit up in Dos Tierras Polar Morn to match absolutely everything or in a mix of Inciecita and Whales Road for a little color fun.
The color choices you can make in this collection are absolutely endless and we cannot wait to see all of the beautiful pieces you knit up!
All photos (c) Gale Zucker.