PioneerKnitter wrote:......For the colors B, C, and D, does it matter which order they are in? Will the order I have shown work okay or would you suggest a different order?
I would recommend following the advice of Zoe Nemetz (Home Product Designer at Waverly), as discussed on Bernat's Color Tutorial.
These are the general “feels” of each shade.
Main Color (MC) 55008 Birch White – Background color
Contrast A (55200 Aqua Frost – Main color story. A, B, and C should work well together.
Contrast B (55630 Butter) – See A.
Contrast C (55010 Colonial Beige) – See A.
Contrast D (55290 Turtle Green) – Accent shade. Should contrast A/B/C and not be too close in value and shade to them.
Contrast A (55500 Porcelain Red) – Highlight shade. It is possibly one of the most prominent shades in the afghan, and will also be used as the border to frame the afghan.
Contrast B (55425 Bitter Rose) – B, C, D, and E are intended to be “mellow blends.” They should go well with each other and contrast nicely with A. The effect of all these shades together is the look of a time-worn quilt.
Contrast C (55615 Sundrift) – See B.
Contrast D (55460 Pink Suede) – See B.
Contrast E (55250 Irish Moss) – See B.