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Afghans using multicolor yarn

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#1 amyelise

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Posted 10 May 2009 - 06:20 PM

So I recently acquired a bunch of multicolored yarn and I would like to make an afghan out of it. Does anyone have any patterns that look good with multicolored yarn? And maybe some pictures too? Thanks so much!:)

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Posted 10 May 2009 - 07:18 PM

I made my hubby (who is warm most of the time) a large granny square afghan using multicolored yarn in earth-tones. He loves it!!!! The open pattern of the granny keeps him just warm enough to be comfortable when he falls asleep on his chair.
Here is the link for a picture- hope it comes thru.


So many patterns look so lovely in multicolor yarn. Good luck finding what you like.
Would love to see the final project.

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 08:43 AM

I made several afghans with multicolor yarn shell stitch alternating with rows of one or more of the solid colors from the multi.
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Posted 12 May 2009 - 11:16 AM

Thanks for the suggestion and the picture Arlinka. I think I would try that except I just finished a granny square afghan and I want to try a different pattern for a while.

Do you have a picture losingmymind2 of your afghan so I could see how the colors come together? It would be great if you could post it. Thanks!

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-blue & yellow afghan
-Christmas afghan

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 02:40 PM

I would definitely suggest using a matching solid color with your afghan. With a multicolor yarn, you won't be able to see the afghan pattern. It will just become lost in all the color. I always use a matching solid with variegated yarn.

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 02:59 PM

Here are a few a have made with multi colored yarn, I do mix mine with solids:

This one is made of size 10 thread and is a shell stitch

This one is made of super saver yarn, a multi and a solid also a shell stitch

this one is made from several different yarns, and is a RR


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Posted 12 May 2009 - 04:31 PM

Here are some I have made using multi colour yarn





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Posted 13 May 2009 - 12:48 AM

I do stripes of the multi-color and at least 2 solids that go well with the multi-color.

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 06:42 AM

a large granny square is what i make with 2 or more multicolors of yarn


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Posted 13 May 2009 - 07:18 AM

You know, seed stitch looks really nice with varigated yarn. The "seed" parts look like little squares of color.


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Posted 13 May 2009 - 04:20 PM

I love the Indian blanket at madcrochetingfool1.blogspot.com. It is on her Aug.14,2007 post. I made it and everyone loves it - so much fun to make.

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Posted 16 May 2009 - 09:33 AM

Thanks for all the response! Does anyone have any more pics of their projects that I could take a look at? That would be soo helpful.

-brown & pink granny afghan
-blue & yellow afghan
-Christmas afghan

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 01:57 AM

Here you go check out my photo album used many variety of colors and mix varigated color's too.


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Posted 27 May 2009 - 05:29 AM

I've made baby blankets from variegated yarn using the forget-me-not stitch. They turned out really nice. The stitch is quite solid, so it makes a very warm blanket.

Its the stitch that is used in this shawl:
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