View Full Version : can you use a variegated yarn for a basketweave pattern?

08-08-2007, 06:09 PM
I have never knitted with basketweave before and am wondering if the pattern shows up as nicely using a variegated yarn. Would you recommend using a solid color instead? Thanks for the input!

08-08-2007, 06:45 PM
I made 2 basketweave scarves, both in a twisted 4 color yarn (not variegated). the stitch pattern shows up if you look real close. honestly, I think it's best in a solid.

this was made with Filatura di Crosa 'Zara':

clicky (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=22017&stc=1&thumb=1&d=1179347861)
clicky (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=23669&stc=1&thumb=1&d=1179350454)

this is the yarn I used for the other one (Karabella Aurora Melange). unfortunately, I can't find a pic of the finished scarf.
clicky (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=25110&stc=1&thumb=1&d=1179352766)

08-08-2007, 06:54 PM
Hi, Jodi

Thanks you so much for the pictures. That answers my question. I appreciate your input. Your work was very nice, but I think I'll find a pretty solid color yarn.

08-09-2007, 12:11 AM
I know you already made your decision (and I agree, a solid color is better :)), but I found a closeup pic on my home computer (I was at work when I posted earlier) that I wanted to show you of the Zara:

08-09-2007, 12:13 AM
p.s. :heart: good luck with yours, I'm sure it'll turn out gorgeous! :hug:

08-09-2007, 07:09 PM

Thanks again!

08-09-2007, 11:02 PM
you're welcome! :heart: