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Old 09-23-2011, 06:26 PM   #1
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advice/help on purple/green scarf
So I've been perusing pattern websites like crazy the past few days, trying to find a good scarf pattern that would work well with mixing purple and green (purple is a lavender, pastel light purple and the green is a forest, darker green.. I might add black or gray to balance the colors).

Anyone have any favorite multiple colored scarf patterns or recommendations? I've done plenty, but I want to do more than a "stripes in the round" type of thing, ya know? Please and thank you!
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Old 09-23-2011, 08:50 PM   #2
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One thing that looks really cool is stripes within stripes. You'd knit 4 rows of Color A, two rows of Color B, 2 rows of Color A, 2 rows of Color B, and 4 rows of Color A for instance. It's smaller stripes inside a larger one. You could make the smaller stripes one row if you wish. I'll also use a fair isle technique where I alternate two colors with a white yarn. It's hard to describe, but I would chart it like this:

AAAAAAAA
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AWAWAWA
WAWAWAW
AWAWAWA
WAWAWAW
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(Here you can switch to color B or put a dividing line of two rows of black before beginning B).
BBBBBBBBB
BBBBBBBBB
BWBWBWB
WBWBWBW
BWBWBWB
WBWBWBW
BBBBBBBBB
BBBBBBBBB
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Old 09-24-2011, 04:55 AM   #3
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Here's a scarf that uses two or more colors in a zig-zag pattern. It folds in half for extra warmth and hides the color changes.
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Old 09-26-2011, 12:24 AM   #4
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sweet! i ended up discovering entrelac (which i had never heard of before) and decided to do that.... im about to make a wip thread i think im pulling it off haha
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Old 09-26-2011, 09:12 AM   #5
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You could also try something like this:

Divide the numbers of rows by 5. Using 2 strands of yarn, do the following:

First section - use 2 strands of color A
2nd section - use 1 strand of A and 1 strand of B
3rd section - use 2 strands of B
4th section - use 1 strand of A and 1 strand of B
5th section - use 2 strands of A

This creates a design with the 2 colors blending together and back again.

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