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gcgrammy 10-15-2013 04:45 PM

variegated yarn
 
Hello:

I recently bought some pretty variegated yarn. I realize that it is best to use a simple pattern to show off the yarn, but I cannot seem to find a knit pattern for an afghan that is not just garter or stockinette stitch. Can anyone give me a pattern for a simple knit afghan? Thank you!

GrumpyGramma 10-15-2013 04:51 PM

Have you looked at Ravelry? What kind of pattern do you have in mind. I'm using some variegated yarn for an afghan using the one row scarf pattern, much wider of course. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...handspun-scarf I don't feel like the pattern and yarn fight for dominance in mine. HTH YMMV

gcgrammy 10-15-2013 06:21 PM

question
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by GrumpyGramma (Post 1387912)
Have you looked at Ravelry? What kind of pattern do you have in mind. I'm using some variegated yarn for an afghan using the one row scarf pattern, much wider of course. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...handspun-scarf I don't feel like the pattern and yarn fight for dominance in mine. HTH YMMV

Hi - Thanks for the reply? How big is your afghan? How many cast on, etc. Could you possibly send pattern instructions? I like the scarf one - thank you!:knitting:

justplaincharlotte 10-15-2013 11:54 PM

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Originally Posted by gcgrammy (Post 1387910)
Hello:

I recently bought some pretty variegated yarn. I realize that it is best to use a simple pattern to show off the yarn, but I cannot seem to find a knit pattern for an afghan that is not just garter or stockinette stitch. Can anyone give me a pattern for a simple knit afghan? Thank you!

Mitered square afghans can be very pretty in variegated yarns. Could this one work for you?

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...tchwork-recipe

GrumpyGramma 10-16-2013 12:25 AM

The pattern: Cast on a multiple of 4.
Row 1: *knit 2, knit into the back of the next stitch, purl 1. Repeat from *
Row 2: Same as row 1
Every row is the same as row 1

I think it will be about 39" wide or so and it will be who knows how long. I was given some yarn and thought this would be a good way to use it up. I'll either use all the yarn, maybe adding a border, or get sick and tired of it and quit. Whichever comes first.

Chevron patterns do well with variegated yarns too.

gcgrammy 10-16-2013 08:31 AM

thanks
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by GrumpyGramma (Post 1387935)
The pattern: Cast on a multiple of 4.
Row 1: *knit 2, knit into the back of the next stitch, purl 1. Repeat from *
Row 2: Same as row 1
Every row is the same as row 1

I think it will be about 39" wide or so and it will be who knows how long. I was given some yarn and thought this would be a good way to use it up. I'll either use all the yarn, maybe adding a border, or get sick and tired of it and quit. Whichever comes first.

Chevron patterns do well with variegated yarns too.

Thank you - btw, how many did you cast on? Thanks to all!

GrumpyGramma 10-16-2013 11:22 AM

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Originally Posted by gcgrammy (Post 1387966)
Thank you - btw, how many did you cast on? Thanks to all!

I'm sorry but I don't remember how many I cast on. When I get it out again I could count. I worked a swatch large enough to get an idea of my gauge and then figured out a multiple of 4 to cast on to get to about 38" or so. I wasn't too concerned about exact measurements.

gcgrammy 10-16-2013 06:15 PM

thanks
 
Thank you ladies!

claireweber 10-16-2013 07:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GrumpyGramma (Post 1387912)
Have you looked at Ravelry? What kind of pattern do you have in mind. I'm using some variegated yarn for an afghan using the one row scarf pattern, much wider of course. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...handspun-scarf I don't feel like the pattern and yarn fight for dominance in mine. HTH YMMV

GG - This is a great pattern, really shows off the yarn. I'm off to download it.

claireweber 10-16-2013 08:00 PM

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Originally Posted by gcgrammy (Post 1387920)
Hi - Thanks for the reply? How big is your afghan? How many cast on, etc. Could you possibly send pattern instructions? I like the scarf one - thank you!:knitting:

Hey GC - I refined the search for the one-row scarf on ravelry, searching for afghans. You can check project notes from people that have knitted these projects to get an idea of how many stitches you want to cast on.


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