I always find it so interesting to hear others' opinions on color. I have no formal training in color theory, so my approach to color is based only on my preferences. This is why I so much appreciate your feedback, especially from those of you who explained why you picked what you did.
In the end, if I was choosing strictly based on the popular vote, combination A would win out over combination B by a margin of seven to five. I'm still not decided, however, and I think part of reason is because I think I may have made a boo-boo when ordering. Here again, for reference, is combo B. Several of you noted that you thought the blue on the far left in the bottom row stood out too much, and I agree with that assessment. But I was puzzling over it, because I had thought about doing the vest in shades of brown and blue, and I couldn't figure out why my yarn choices seemed to be skewing green.
Then it hit me: I may have ordered the wrong color. Below is the color swatch for Marine Heather. If you look at the page with all the colors of Palette, you'll notice that it's right above the Rainforest Heather (the color I was worried would clash because it was purple-y). I think this may have been the color I was intending to order, but in my yarn shopping-induced haze, I think I clicked the wrong box.
Now, dear friends, humor me a bit and give me your opinion once again. What do you think of using this color in place of the green on the far right in the picture above? Do you think the light blue still stands out too much?
No three ply to show you just yet, I'm afraid. I'm using my jumbo head to ply, which means slow treadling. It's looking good so far, but because it's more effort to move the wheel, I can only spin for a little bit at a time. I'll try to finish in time for Spinning Sunday!