These yarns remind me of the wide range of colors in peonies. (Although uncommon, there are burgundy peonies!)
Having found about six ounces each of the three darker yarns, I knew I needed at least six ounces of a fourth coordinating yarn to make one of my ripples, because they take about twenty-four ounces of yarn. I was hoping to find something in my charity yarn stash that was just a little lighter than the rose, making a smooth four-step transition from dark to light, but the closest I got was a very pale pink, RHSS “Baby Pink”. I think this striping pattern shows it to its best advantage. A blanket that had wide pale pink stripes instead wouldn’t have been nearly as appealing.
It’s just right the way it is!
I have seen some dark red peonies, you are right, they don’t seem to be common. These colors remind me of black cherries. Maybe I’ve been seeing too many fruit pies on blogs at this time of year 🙂 Judy