I decided to go in a bit of a different direction with my swatch art, opting for a single shade of yarn and mostly eschewing traditional Halloween colors. I knew I wanted to put these in my bedroom near an infrared photograph of the Austin bat colony, so I decided to mirror the colors of the armchair and footstool on the other side of the room. Bats are on display in my home year-round (though, admittedly, not in quantity that I have out for
- Cut-out palette things from JoAnn (couldn't find them online...)
- Bernat Satin in Fern
- Size 9 needles
- Black acrylic paint for front of palette (I used CraftSmart Satin from Michaels)
- Rose gold acrylic paint for sides of palette (I used Hand Made Modern Metallic from Target)
- Paint brushes
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Wall mounting kit
- Paint the palette however you would like. Since I was using two colors, I started with the sides (rose gold) and then did the fronts (black).
- While the palettes are drying, knit your swatches. Cast on 35 sts.
- Knit in stockinette until piece meaures about 9.25" across.
- Bind off.
- Weave in ends.
- Hot glue fabric swatch to back of palette, stretching it slightly so that the fabric is taut.
- Follow directions in wall mounting kit to attach hanger to back of palette.
- Hang up and enjoy!