As you may know, Emily and I love a good rainbow. One of our very first designs was the i heart rainbows sweater and it is still true today: we heart rainbows! And who doesn’t love a beautiful rainbow blanket? Emily, Emily Read, and I all love to create rainbow blankets, below are just a few of my favorites!
Our new Bounce blanket, of course, lends itself completely to the idea of rainbow stripes. It is time to explore the world of rainbow palettes to choose from!
It may surprise you to find that there is more to rainbows than meets the eye. There are so many ways to customize the classic ROY G BIV rainbow. Choose a teal blue over a true blue, or a chartreuse over an emerald, and the whole vibe of the rainbow changes. You can work in citrus shades or jewel tones, pastels or neons, and each has it’s own mood and effect. Here is a little rainbow inspiration for you!
On the left we have a funky rainbow with teal, hot yellow, and chartreuse, with purple. On the right, without the purple. You can see the difference it makes if you remove just one color from the rainbow!
On the left we have a pinky rainbow (no red) without the yellow. On the right we have the same rainbow but without the green. Removing colors from the rainbow is a great way to come up with a nice tight palette.
If you are looking for a little more rainbow inspiration you can check out our Pinterest board here:
So, go forth and create your perfect rainbow palette for your next blanket, sweater, or wild socks!
Rainbow inspired patterns from Tin Can Knits: