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Old 06-28-2007, 08:31 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by redwitch View Post
The first and third pics from Ingrid are fine, as the colour changes are so long they don't obscure the stitch pattern. The other two are close to obscuring the stitch pattern, so be careful with anything having similar colour changes:
Not in my opinion. I love the color in the second one and the cable really stands out on the 4th.
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Old 06-28-2007, 11:11 PM   #12
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You can see how a subtly variegated yarn looks in cables here - http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting...ad.php?t=60729
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Old 06-28-2007, 11:16 PM   #13
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I think Knitting Guy is doing his Irish Hiking Scarf in a varigated yarn, and it looks incredible. It definitely adds a different look to cables, which can be a really cool effect if you're going for it. You should just pick out some variegated yarn you love, a cable pattern you love, and give it a try :D

ETA: And now that I've seen where suzeeq's link leads to, I realize that ONCE AGAIN, suzeeq says exactly what I was going to say RIGHT before I was about to say it. lol
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Old 06-28-2007, 11:35 PM   #14
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Awwww, you're just getting warmed up for your new career as a psychic...
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Old 06-29-2007, 04:15 AM   #15
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Ingrid's yarns are very subtle, very delicately shaded. Therefore, they cabled very nicely.

Some variegated yarns are not so subtle. The colors may "pool" very aggressively, and may dominate the field. They may fight for recognition over the cabling.

I have had this happen with Red Heart variegated yarns.

I am now in the process of clearing out all my acrylic leftovers...and making a child's Crazy Quilt Afghan. I had some variegated Red Hearts on hand...so..knowing how the colors "pool" (they don't "tweed")...I used a very dominant cable pattern for the variegated yarns. Below are 3 of the 8"x8" squares. Red Heart variegated yarns ARE NOT the qualilty, fiber-wise and colorway-wise, of Noro and Malabrigo yarns. You gets what you pays for. I still use the acrylics for toddler projects for my many grandchildren. It makes the laundering much easier for my daughters. There is nothing wrong with using Red Heart yarn! But, the variegated skeins are a challenge.







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Old 06-29-2007, 05:32 AM   #16
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Those squares are gorgeous, I love yarn with lots of colour in it. Can't find much of it in my LYS. I think it's cheerful and therefore makes me smile.
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Old 06-29-2007, 07:36 AM   #17
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I am thrilled to see ACTUAL pics of cables in varigated yarn. I think they look GREAT!!! It seems that the secret is to use a fairly large cable without too much detail or business. THANKS to all who posted.

I've been "messing around" with cables since getting the book "cables Untangled" and guess the best thing to do is just give it a try. I am into bright and splashy colors (nothing subtle about me) so in looking at my stash most of the varigated yarn is pretty bright but I think the bright colored squares ArtLady had posted look winderful so I guess I'll just have to "have at it" and see what developes.

In between EMT hats that is:rollseyes::rollseyes:, it sure is a shame that I actually have to go to work everyday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 06-29-2007, 07:50 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by Jan in CA View Post
Not in my opinion. I love the color in the second one and the cable really stands out on the 4th.
I also thought the 4th was quite clear. I thought I was losing it lol.
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Old 06-29-2007, 08:56 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by GinnyG View Post

In between EMT hats that is:rollseyes::rollseyes:, it sure is a shame that I actually have to go to work everyday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You're an RN working as an EMT?
I have heard of RN's doing ambulance rides. How did you get into it?

On Topic - I love Ingrid's mermaid colorway cable scarf <3
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Old 06-29-2007, 11:30 AM   #20
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EMT's are licensed by the state, so in addition to passing my RN Boards I had to take Basic and Critical Care classes and pass the state EMT exam. Interestingly enough, an RN lic is good forever (as long as you renew it), EMT's have to recertify and test out at what ever level they are at every 3 years.
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