Babette Blanket - colors selected

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[Updated June 23, 2007 - Changed my mind ... again.]

babetteblanket-interweavecrochet.jpg For about 3 weeks now, I've been working on a white full-size pineapple-style afghan as a wedding gift for my stepson and his fiance. But the Babette Blanket - with all her glorious colors - has still been on my mind! I wasn't satisfied with the colors I had, so I did more online hunting and purchased a bunch of different colors from Caron and JoAnn Fabrics.

These are the colors I've decided to use for Babette (for now at least). They are close to the colors used in the photos of the Babette Blanket in the Spring 2006 issue of Interweave Crochet. I discovered during my research into the Koigu yarn colors that images of those colors on various websites didn't match what is shown in the magazine photos. I decided to go with the vibrant colors shown in the magazine!

Complete color chart...

Caron Simply Soft yarn colors (version 2) for my Babette Blanket
Koigu color(Dark / Medium / Light) Color description*Caron Simply Soft color
Taupe(D) medium brownCopper Kettle (copper orange/red)
babette-copperkettle.jpg or babette-bone2.jpg
(I need 1 more Copper Kettle skein or I'll go with Bone (medium-light beige))
Sage Green(M-L) medium sage greenSage
babette-sage.jpg
Tomato Red(D) dark orange-red (bright)Red
babette-red2.jpg
French Blue(D) medium-dark blue (not bright)Country Blue
babette-countryblue.jpg
Vicious Green(L) lime (bright)Limelight
babette-limelight.jpg
Purple-Grey(D) dark purpleViolet
babette-violet2.jpg
Golden Brown(D) dark brownChocolate
babette-chocolate.jpg
Melon(L) medium-light orangeMango
babette-mango.jpg
Deep Blue-Green(D) navy-ish (surprise!)Dk. Country Blue
babette-dkcountryblue2.jpg
Citron (soft baby green)(L) more yellow than green (bright)Lemonade
babette-lemonade.jpg
Turquoise(D) darkish blue with some greenBlue Mint
babette-bluemint.jpg
Bright Lilac(M) medium purple (bright) Grape
babette-grape.jpg
Baby Blue(L) light blueSoft Blue
babette-softblue2.jpg
Robin's Egg(M) medium blue (brightish)Berry Blue
babette-berryblue.jpg
Rose(M) medium pinkWatermelon
babette-watermelon2.jpg
Bright Pink(D) darkish pink (bright)Rubine Red
babette-rubinered.jpg
Dusty Lavender(D) medium-dark purpleIris
babette-iris2.jpg

* My interpretation of the colors in the magazine photos of the Babette Blanket.

For color choices of others making this blanket, check out the Babette Blanket photo pool on Flickr.

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Enjoys crocheting, gardening, cats, NASCAR (especially Tony Stewart and Kyle Busch!), reading, photography, snorkeling in Kailua-Kona with sea turtles, Sizzler's Mega Bacon Cheeseburgers, hot and iced decaf coffee, dark chocolate, color (yarn, fabric), playing around with web technologies - not necessarily in that order! Still very much a beginner with quilting, knitting, and sewing. Donates crocheted lap blankets.

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