View Full Version : Does yarn color affect how pattern looks?

03-16-2008, 01:42 PM
I am going to start a baby blanket for friends who are looking to adopt - which means we don't know if it's a girl or a boy so I got varigated yarn. I originally was going to do a feather and fan pattern but is there a better pattern to use for varigated yarn? I'm afraid the feather and fan pattern won't show with the varigated yarn....

thank you

03-16-2008, 01:44 PM
Feather and fan is so lacy, it will show but you might want to do a few rows of the variegated then a few rows of a blending solid color. Try using yellows and greens, even bright colors are pretty.

Jan in CA
03-16-2008, 01:54 PM
It will show up, but maybe not as much as a solid. Do a swatch and see how it looks.

03-16-2008, 03:35 PM
This baby blanket works well with varigated yarn: http://www.magknits.com/Jan08/patterns/bliss.htm

03-16-2008, 11:13 PM
i agree. verigated yarns tend to be so busy that the pattern frequently gets lost.