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cristina61
11-04-2007, 02:03 PM
I keep hearing descriptions of 'heathered' yarns, and I sort of have a vague idea of the meaning just from seeing pictures of those yarns, but I wonder if anyone can give me an actual definition of the term? Thanks!

Christine

HollyP
11-04-2007, 02:24 PM
The dictionary definition is flecked with different colors , speckled.

knitncook
11-04-2007, 02:39 PM
I have found a lot of "heathered" yarns that have both dyed and natural fibers spun together with the abundance being the dyed yarns. I have also seen heathered yarns with two different colors spun together with one color being the main dominant color. Mostly I find the natural colors tend to be white(ish), grey or black, which I also find mimicked in dyed heathers as well. I'd type more but my dh just took my glasses.

cristina61
11-04-2007, 03:27 PM
The reason I started wondering about this is because I bought some Cascade 220 on Ebay. The color is called Lapis (which makes me think of lapis lazuli, a shade of blue), and I would describe the yarn color as a dark blue-green intertwined with purple. So I began wondering if this could be described as 'heathered.' That seems to match what both HollyP and Knitncook said -- so again, thanks!
:muah: Christine