Last year, my local yarn shop started carrying a new Dream In Color yarn, Jilly The colorways were fun & vibrant and I could not resist selecting a few to take home. And then I stared at them for a few weeks thinking, "What am I going to make out of 3 different colors of fingering-weight yarn?"
I settled upon a sweater pattern that I found on Ravelry. It was something where the gray color would be the background, the blue would be the stripes, and the green would be a little highlight color just under and just on top of each blue stripe. I got about 5o rows into this pattern before I was willing to admit what I already suspected: this blue & this green deserved to be featured. They didn't want to play second fiddle to the gray!
And so I set about creating a new design. I went with the open neckline that I love so much, and raglan sleeves for an easy top-down knit. The electric green, which is such a FUN color to wear, had to go right on top, then a 20-row striped transition brings in the blue, and later the gray. This time the colors were very happy together, and I have people stopping me to ask about the sweater every time I wear it. I wore it to a knitting retreat this past spring and at least 20 people stopped me to ask about it - and many of them also wanted to know where they could buy the green yarn. I've never heard so many people say, "Green isn't really my color, but I love THAT green!" I loved hearing that, because it's exactly how I feel about it!
The wide neckline and gentle shaping of Jillian creates a sweater that is flattering whether you're a trendy 20-something or an elegant grandma. Your only worry will be how you will ever be able to decide between all the lovely color options available!