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Today I decided to make a sweater, but when I was finished, I couldn't tell what color it was. I asked all my friends what they thought and everyone agreed that it wasn't a very good looking sweater but nobody could give me a straight answer about the colors. Will you help me decide what colors it is?

Step 1: Gathering Supplies

All you'll need to create your color changing sweater is a sweater of one color and some lace of another color and some thread that matches the color of the lace. (Yes, there is some other fabric in that photo that I didn't end up using.)

The only tools you'll need are a sewing machine some pins and some scissors.

Note: Lace may change color, so buy thread that matches it at the time of purchase and cross your fingers that it will still match later.

Step 2: Pin

Start by pinning the lace onto the sweater in stripes. To achieve the best color changing results, I suggest varying the thickness of the lace stripes. If you only have one width of lace double up for the thick stripes and fold it over for the thin ones.

Step 3: Sew

This is where you may start to see some real color shifting. As you sew on more and more stripes the colors will change until it is completely unrecognizable as the original sweater and lace you purchased just hours ago. It is a truly remarkable scientific phenomena that very few on the internet can explain correctly (including me, I have no idea what's going on).

Step 4: Wear It!

All of a sudden, just like that, you're finished. You have created a piece of fashion that will truly wow your friends. It is best viewed with poor lighting and under the lens of a terrible smartphone camera.

If you've done all the steps correctly you should see some remarkable color changing effects.

Blue and gold
It's blue and black, right?!?!
<p>Got a good laugh, thx. </p>
<p>What color do you see?</p>
<p>It depends on which image I am looking at. The one just below &quot;Wear it&quot; is grey with a warm brown lace. Your instruction images are very blue with medium brown lace. my favorite is the flashy one...definitely a party in a sweater!</p>
<p>Shirts on photographs always have a slightly different colour compared to real life. That's why I always use photoshop to straighten things out :)</p><p>Anyway this idea is really cool. </p>
I don't see what the problem is. <br>It's a bluish grey color and appears rather consistent. So what.
<p>That's what I thought too, but some people see it differently.</p>
They probably are color blind or something.
<p>Whoah there! That's a little mean, isn't it? Some people percieve things differently than others, so the colors are different. And also, on cameras you can use different settings to make the shirt seem like it's a different color.</p>
By no means was my intent to be mean in any way. I was simply stating a fact that said people are probably color blind or something.
<p>Your sweater color is photoshop hue-saturation :D</p>
Light Brown
White and gold! This is sort of getting old. Good 'ible though:)
it all looks grey to me... :/
<p>Weird.</p>
<p>It's loosely related to <a rel="nofollow">this</a> phenomenon.</p>
<p>the link doesn't work.</p>
<p>What color do you see?</p>
<p>hahahahahaha</p>
<p>Really! you just had to do this????? Hehehehehe</p>
<p>Just prepairing for next year's ugly sweater contest. </p>
<p>very funny!!! thanks for sharing ; )</p>
<p>Funny? What funny?</p>
<p>Love it! Genius! Side splitting funny!</p>
<p>But what color is it?</p>
My brain gets too confused trying to answer the color question. I give up. I will say that I love the shirt you wore while making the shirt for the instructable.
<p>Good fashion leads to good fashion.... right?</p>
<p>soooo cool I don't know how it does that. Does it actually change all those colors?</p>
<p>It's a jungle out there.</p>
<p>Can this explain why, when I read something praising the lovely blue walls (say) of some room on an interior decoration site, I am usually disappointed to see that the photograph shows the walls in something that to me looks grey? Is the writer seeing them as a beautiful blue? Or is something just wrong with the film and/or camera?</p>
<p>No idea. Maybe they are gold. </p>
<p>Can this explain why, when I read something praising the lovely blue walls (say) of some room on an interior decoration site, I am usually disappointed to see that the photograph shows the walls in something that to me looks grey? Is the writer seeing them as a beautiful blue? Or is something just wrong with the film and/or camera?</p>
<p>I think he looks good in the shirt</p>
<p>Thanks LesB. </p>
<p>The color changing GIF at the end is an amazing addition to this instructable. Cheers, sir!</p>
<p>Thanks. Glad you enjoyed it.</p>
<p>Nice.</p>
<p>It's quite obviously Joseph's Amazing Technicolor Dreamsweater.</p>
<p>Yes! Bad news is that it's been done before. Good news is that the actual colors are well documented by Tim Rice: It was red and yellow and green and brown </p><p>And scarlet and black and ocher and peach <br>And ruby and olive and violet and fawn <br>And lilac and gold and chocolate and mauve <br>And cream and crimson and silver and rose <br>And azure and lemon and russet and grey <br>And purple and white and pink and orange <br>And red and yellow and green and brown <br>Scarlet and black and ocher and peach <br>And ruby and olive and violet and fawn <br>And lilac and gold and chocolate and mauve <br>And cream and crimson and silver and rose <br>And azure and lemon and russet and grey <br>And purple and white and pink and orange <br>And blue</p><p>More good news is that the patent has way run out by now.</p><p>I'd be careful wearing around your brothers, though.</p>
<p>I need to meet this Joseph character everyone has been talking about.</p>
<p>Had I the capitol, I would make actual color-changing copies of that dress (with leds probably) and sell them on ebay.</p>
<p>I feel a kickstarter coming on....</p>
<p>Oooohh. Good idea.</p>
<p>There was something like that on what's app. The question was what color is this dress? The answer was white and gold but it looked blue and brown.</p>
<p>Color has been weird in the last few days. I'm not sure what's going on.</p>
<p>Is this a race relations question? I always find the concept of colour weird, I often just opt for puce for the hell of it.</p>
<p>This is satire of that. Also, that dress is blue and black. The white balance was off in the photo, making some people perceive it as white and gold. If you play with the white balance you find that it actually is blue.</p>
You are my hero.
<p>And you'll be my hero if you can help me identify the color of my sweater. </p>

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