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Old 08-08-2007, 06:09 PM   #1
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can you use a variegated yarn for a basketweave pattern?
I have never knitted with basketweave before and am wondering if the pattern shows up as nicely using a variegated yarn. Would you recommend using a solid color instead? Thanks for the input!
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Old 08-08-2007, 06:45 PM   #2
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I made 2 basketweave scarves, both in a twisted 4 color yarn (not variegated). the stitch pattern shows up if you look real close. honestly, I think it's best in a solid.

this was made with Filatura di Crosa 'Zara':

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this is the yarn I used for the other one (Karabella Aurora Melange). unfortunately, I can't find a pic of the finished scarf.
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Old 08-08-2007, 06:54 PM   #3
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Hi, Jodi

Thanks you so much for the pictures. That answers my question. I appreciate your input. Your work was very nice, but I think I'll find a pretty solid color yarn.
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I know you already made your decision (and I agree, a solid color is better ), but I found a closeup pic on my home computer (I was at work when I posted earlier) that I wanted to show you of the Zara:
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p.s. good luck with yours, I'm sure it'll turn out gorgeous!
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Jodi,

Thanks again!
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