Friday, September 20, 2013

Javi: Color Combos and a Giveaway!

Javi baby sweater pattern

The Javi sweater gives the knitter a chance to play with color, which some crafters find exciting and others find a little scary--combining colors can be daunting. 

I knit the original sample in a collection of greens I thought really popped against the neutral beige (Oyster Heather). I encourage you to experiment to find your perfect color combo for this piece.

But just in case you're a knitter who gets stomach butterflies when considering color options, here are a few more combos you might consider:

BLUES
Sapphire Heather, Baltic Heather and Wonderland Heather

BROWNS
Chocolate, Chestnut and Camel Heather

ORANGES
Saffron, Pumpkin and Mai Tai Heather

PINKS
Hollyberry, Rouge and Blossom Heather

PURPLES
Blackberry, Amethyst Heather and Haze Heather

For all of these options, Oyster Heather makes a fine neutral, but you might also consider Dove Heather, or plain old White. 

Or change things up--use neutrals for the colorblocks and something fun and bright for the main color. Or pair a color changing yarn with a solid color. Really, the possibilities are endless--and exciting!


And now, something even more exciting! A giveaway! 

Would you like a Javi sweater kit of your very own, in the color combination of your choice? Of course you would. Leave a comment on this post to be entered to win! Want an extra entry? Tweet this:

"I just entered the @mediaperuana Javi baby sweater knitting giveaway. Enter to win a FREE sweater kit at www.mediaperuana.com."

Contest open until September 30, 5pm EST.

 

43 comments :

Jen Pester said...

I would love to win a sweater kit! It is a great pattern, and I need more practice playing with color!

Jen Pester said...

I would love to win a sweater kit! It is an adorable sweater (with a great model). I can always use more practice with color.

Anonymous said...

Adorable, baby and sweater alike.
I'd love to win the brown combo. It's so hard to decide. They're all wonderful.

tktl on Ravelry

Timeless1 said...

I'd love to win this kit! Cute sweater and an even cuter kid wearing it.

Young Love said...

I would love this sweater kit. The purples are definitely my favorite.

Carin Vidner said...

Since I absolutely love your pattern, I would of course love to win a kit for it! Consider me entered! :)
//cmajalisa AKA Carin

sparky136 said...

I would live to knit this for my new great nephew, Will. sparky136 on Ravelry

Hannah Massey said...

This is an adorable sweater! I am in love with ombre/color changing yarns and patterns this season. This kit would be great for me to knit up for one of my friends with a new baby! The orange is my favorite; it's unisex and would be perfect for fall photo ops. Great job! (this is broknmachin14 from Hufflepuff btw)

N Lemonds said...

Awesome sweater!! Thanks for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

I'd love to knit a java sweater with Oyster Heather, eggplant, and light purple.

StaceyKnitsIt ravelry

Linda said...

I'd love to win. I really like the purples.

lmecoll on Ravelry

Sylvie said...

Lovely sweater and yarn! Crossing my fingers!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful sweater kit, I especially like the Purples
rosebob on ravelry

Zabbers said...

Love all the color combos you've come up with! I think l like the blues and the purples best.

Jessica said...

I love the orange, but the browns are great too!! Love the combos!

Kristen said...

Very cool sweater. I think I would like the orange the best.

Kenyetta said...

Cute sweater and even cuter baby! This would look adorable on my 6 month old!
Kenyetta on Ravelry

mobyknit said...

Winning a sweater kit would be awesome! I just love knitting baby things, and this sweater is extra adorable!

amchart said...

Cute sweater. Endless color options. What fun!

Anonymous said...

I'd love to see this in blues and purples, but the greens is fantastic, too.

NanaMamah on Rav

Anonymous said...

very cute!
I love the browns with the oyster heather. Perfect for fall!

I'm squiggi on ravelry

Rose said...

Such a lovely pattern and adorable baby. I would love to win this kit. Your colors are really awesome.

Monita said...

I want a kit! This sweater is sooo cute! :-)

Alice P said...

I would really love to win a kit! I think the buttons are such a cute touch, too.

wintersoup on Ravelry

Carolre said...

What a great giveaway! Thanks.

The brown combo would be great for a newly arrived nephew.

Carolre on Rav

Marilyn a.k.a. Merry said...

The blue is perfect!
wahoomerryf on Rav

Knitschmidt Kate said...

I love the green, as you made it. And I know a little boy that would look aaaaaaaaadorable in it.

knitschmidt on ravelry

Drae said...

Would love to win this and do a purple version.

Amy Jajliardo said...

Please enter me; this is a darling little sweater! and wonderful color combos too!
I'm jjlrdomom on Ravelry

jdeters said...

Such an adorable sweater and model. I would love to win this kit and play with colors.

jdeters said...

Such an adorable sweater and model. I would love to win this kit and play with colors.

NanaJen said...

I LOVE this sweater!!!I love the purples! I have 2 granddaughters, and Javi would be perfect for them! Thank you for the giveaway. jaydawnrn on ravelry.

P.S. I tweeted about the giveaway, and I am a subscriber to your newsletter.

Haze said...

This sweater is so cute!! I'd love to win a kit!

Jessica Provencher said...

Sooo cute! I'd love to see an adult version of this too! :)

Shagma said...

I'd love to make this sweater for mybfuture niece/nephew who is due on late March. So, I'd like to win a kit :-)
Thanks for the givaway

Andrea said...

I love this sweater! So classic and cozy.

Also, I tweeted your giveaway!

Anonymous said...

So happy to have recently found this blog. This sweater is so adorable! Thanks for the chance at winning this kit.

I'm SarahAnneKnits on ravelry

ikkinlala said...

So cute! I love the greens you used.

CraftyShanna said...

Oooo! Pick me! Pick me! Then I could knit it for my friend AND not break my yarn diet! :)

Jen Cragen said...

Wonderful pattern and model! Have a stupendous day!

Carmen N said...

That is such an adorable pattern! Thanks for the chance to win

Psychgrad said...

Adorable sweater. I'm a sucker for purple colours. The part in your little guy's hair is very sweet. My daughter is starting to look like the long lost member of Oasis.

Lady Dragonsinger said...

Adorable Sweater! Would make in purples if I won, for starters. Two friends have 3 grandbabies coming in the next few months! :D