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Get in the Spirit for Mardi Gras!

February 4th, 2013

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Mardi Gras is right around the corner, and the colors that mark Fat Tuesday are starting to pop up everywhere. If you still want to show off some Mardi Gras spirit, there is plenty of time for quick-to-knit or crochet projects, striped with some of these great color combinations below:

vannas For the boldest, most traditional version of the carnival colors, Vanna’s Choice in Kelly Green, Mustard and Eggplant packs a serious punch. If you really want to make a statement (and stay warm!) on Mardi Gras, I recommend the “Geaux Tigers Hat” pattern, substituting Kelly Green for the Purple colorway. Click here for the pattern. You can also make wrapped bangle bracelets in minutes flat and be ready to go whenever the celebration takes you. Find the pattern for wrapped bangles here.
If you’re looking for a slightly earthier version of the traditional tones and the opportunity to work some wool into the mix, Wool-Ease in Cilantro, Mustard and Eggplant will do the trick. Even a beginner knitter will be able to come up with a beautiful, festive creation with the easy Cold Harbor Scarf pattern featured here. Want to crochet instead? A quick and easy striped crochet scarf pattern can be found here. woolease