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10 Inspiring Color Combinations for Cotton Candy Pink!

10 Inspiring Color Combinations for Cotton Candy Pink!

Knitting with light pink yarn can be pretty and sophisticated when you choose the right color combinations. Think polished modern instead of baby sweet.

I pulled together 10 great color combinations for using Ewe Ewe's Cotton Candy color way and they range from rich and earthy to bright and bold.

Cotton Candy light pink color yarn from Ewe Ewe Yarns

I added them here in rainbow order from Red Velvet through oranges, greens and finally two beautiful neutrals.

Along the way you'll find hat knitting patterns, a knitting pattern and a crochet pattern for scarves plus a cozy pair of socks! 

Please note: these patterns feature various weights of yarn from sport to worsted and even bulky. 

Be sure to check out the first project for a free crochet pattern!

What Colors Pair with Light Pink Yarn?

1. Light Pink + Dark Red

Don't Be Shellfish crochet cowl free pattern

Staying in the same color family is always a sure bet on creating a winning color combination for your project. Here we paired a maroon with light pink creating a bold contrast but winning effect!

Crochet shell stitches ripple back and forth with two colors of sport weight yarn. The Don't Be Shellfish cowl is a cozy neck warmer that whips up in just a few hours!

  • Get the Pattern: Don't Be Shellfish FREE crochet neck scarf pattern.
  • Get the Yarn: Ewe Ewe Yarns Ewe So Sporty merino wool yarn; 1 ball of 2 colors – shown in 05 Cotton Candy and 23 Red Velvet.

2. Light Pink + Orange

Fresh Squeezed top-down raglan baby sweater knitting pattern in sport weight

Knitting with two colors that are neighbors on the color wheel is perfect for stripes. Our super-saturated orange is perfectly paired with a pastel pink! 

Fresh Squeezed baby sweater is a top-down raglan pullover with a seamless design.

3. Light Pink + Gold

Nectar Scarf bias scarf knitting pattern

If you dream about rose gold for a moment you'll see a pinkish tone with hinds of rich yellows. And if you love rose gold then you'll love the pairing of those those two colors as stripes! Knit a golden yarn with a soft pink for a shining combo.

Nectar Scarf is fun to knit with its multi-size stripes that go at an angle!  

  • Get the Pattern: Nectar Scarf bias stripe knitting pattern.
  • Get the Yarn: Ewe Ewe Yarns Ewe So Sporty; 1 ball of 3 colors – 05 Cotton Candy, 30 Saffron and 97 Brushed Silver. 

4. Light Pink + Light Green

Sweet Dreaminess bulky weight top down raglan baby sweater knitting pattern

Heading back to our color wheel, we know that red and green are opposites across the circle. Think Christmastime with red ribbons adorning rich green pine branches. Let's lighten up red to pink and evergreen to light green and that's why this combo is a true winner! 

Sweet Dreaminess baby sweater is knit from the top down in the round. This sweater is fast to make and washable if knit in Ewe Ewe's Baa Baa Bulky yarn.

5. Light Pink + Bright Green

Family of Hats worsted weight knitting pattern

Here's another example of those "across the color wheel" colors. This time the green is rich and full of grassy saturation giving this baby hat a bit more punch!

The Family of Hats knitting pattern has a size for everyone with the stripes different sized stripes change from the cuff color to the crown color. Fun!

6. Light Pink + Teal

Pop Rox bobble beanie hat knitting pattern

Pink loves green, I think we've established that! Here our cotton candy hero falls in love with rich, earthy teal for an award winning color combination.

The Pop Rox beanie knitting pattern is a fun-to-knit slouch hat with two colors of bobbles and enough yarn for a big pom pom on top! 

  • Get the Pattern: Pop Rox bobble beanie hat knitting pattern
  • Get the Yarn: Ewe Ewe Yarns Ewe So Sporty; 1 ball of 3 colors – 05 Cotton Candy, 60 Teal and 90 Vanilla.

7. Light Pink + Tons of Colors!

Mile of Smile crochet granny square scarf pattern

Are we convinced that light pink pairs with practically everything?! Lighten, brighten, mix it in to make your dream color combo like in this scarf!

Mile of Smile is a generous crochet scarf pattern that starts in the middle with a half-granny square design. 

  • Get the Pattern: Mile of Smile crochet granny square scarf pattern with fringe.
  • Get the Yarn: Ewe Ewe Wooly Worsted yarn or mix and match with Heather's Heathers for a softer tone; 1 ball of 6 colors – 05 Cotton Candy, 10 Berry, 25 Orange Peel, 60 Teal, 70 Aquamarine and 90 Vanilla.

8. Light Pink + Tan

Easy As ABC top-down raglan baby sweater worsted weight knitting pattern 

When a color is "tinted" it means there's been white added making it lighter, so that makes pink a tint of red. Pairing two tints together is a wonderful match-up like with this soft tan.

One of our best-selling patterns, the Easy As ABC baby sweater is knit in one piece from the collar to the hem.

  • Get the Pattern: Easy As ABC top-down raglan baby sweater knitting pattern.
  • Get the Yarn: Ewe Ewe Wooly Worsted yarn or mix and match with Heather's Heathers for a softer tone; 2-3 balls of the main color, 1-2 balls of the contrasting color – 05 Cotton Candy and 92 Wheat.

9. Light Pink + Dark Brown

Shade Shifter harlequin hat knitting pattern

Who doesn't love chocolate? Blending a deep shade of brown with such a light pink is easy if there's a color family! We created a beautiful blend thanks to the colors here at Ewe Ewe Yarns. Everything is meant to work together and it does!

Simple color work knitting adds a harlequin pattern to the Shade Shifter beanie. This hat is fast and addicting to knit!

  • Get the Pattern: Shade Shifter worsted weight beanie pattern
  • Get the Yarn: Ewe Ewe Wooly Worsted yarn or mix and match with Heather's Heathers for a softer tone; 1 ball of 5 colors – 05 Cotton Candy, 10 Berry, 20 Red Poppy, 23 Red Velvet and 95 Chocolate.

    10. Light Pink + Light Gray

    Serenity Slouch Socks sport weight knitting pattern 

    Adding a neutral like gray is the perfect way to highlight nearly any color of the rainbow and our light pink is no exception!

    The Serenity Slouch Socks knit up into a mismatch pair with contrasting colors on the toes, heels and cuffs.

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    All Ewe Ewe Yarns come in this beautiful shade of light pink. Knit with your favorite weight of yarn from fingering to bulky!

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    Thanks for stopping by today and reading about our perfect palette of colorful yarns!

    I hope you'll make one of these color knitting projects.

    10 Inspiring Color Combinations for Knitting with Light Pink Yarn 

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