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Best afghan or shawl pattern for variegated yarn?


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#1 Avon Lady

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 02:42 PM

Hi! I recently bought enough variegated yarn at a yard sale to make an afghan. :clap Now my question is--what pattern is the best to show off a pretty variegated yarn? :think I can use some help! The yarn is cream/peach/light brown (don't know the color name--it was all rolled into large balls!!) (Hey! For $2.00--who am I to complain!?:lol)
Thanks for any help you can give me!
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Posted 12 October 2009 - 03:24 PM

almost any afghan pattern is fine if you ask me... The sky is the limmit with varagated yarn. Diffrent patterns will make the colors lay out diffrently.
I never use to use patterns till no beacusei was unable to read them.. and i made normal afghans with dc just back and forth rows
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Posted 12 October 2009 - 03:38 PM

ripple afghans look nice in variegated.

a word of caution about using yarn that's been wound into balls.
sometimes a person will stretch the yarn as they are winding and
if you crochet from those balls the first time the yarn gets a chance
to relax [like when it's washed] it will pucker in spots and never lay flat.
this happened to a friend of mine.

here's a good way to wind balls of yarn and if you leave a length
of yarn free at the beginning you'll have a center pull ball.

i don't recommend the type of yarn winder that
has a handle if the yarn has been stretched.

http://www.ehow.com/...rom-skein.html#

Edited by boogiedu, 12 October 2009 - 09:21 PM.

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 03:47 PM

I agree--sometimes the wound balls are wound too tightly--so I'll be careful! But for the price--I couldn't pass it up--and those are my favorite colors also! Wish me luck!

ripple afghans look nice in variegated.

a word of caution about using yarn that's been wound into balls.
sometimes a person will stretch the yarn as they are winding and
if you crochet from those balls the first time the yarn gets a chance
to relax [like when it's washed] it will pucker in spots and never lay flat.
this happened to a friend of mine.

here's a good way to wind balls of yarn and if you leave a length
of yarn free at the beginning you'll have a center pull ball.

i don't recommend the type of yarn winder that
has a handle if the yarn has ben stretched.

http://www.ehow.com/...rom-skein.html#



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Posted 12 October 2009 - 06:37 PM

what i meant to put in my previous is that it might
be a good idea to rewind the balls of yarn.

i wouldn't have passed that deal up either.
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Posted 12 October 2009 - 08:21 PM

I've done RR in variegated yarn and they are beautiful. I just finished one for a friend, that was featured in the local papers. I did it in Caron Paints in Oceania. I'm doing 2 more in Rose Garden, and 1 in Red Heart Ocean

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 06:50 AM

I love verigated yarn! My 1st RR was 2 strands w/ 1 verigated, w/ a matching solid. It turned out beautiful.
http://i589.photobuc....h_100_1662.jpg
I've also done just a HDC V-Stitch for a whole afghan in verigated.
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