Originally Posted by yarnrainbow
You're right. I think I emphasized the wrong words. Variegated emphasizes "discrete markings" (i.e., individually distinct section, clearly defined end of section) whereas Ombre emphasizes "shading" into each other so there is no "individually distinct", clearly defined beginning or end of the color. I believe Photolady's yarn may fit into either the variegated or ombre category depending on whether the color sections are distinct or flow into each other.
Im just looking for some yarn that when I knit, gradually fades from dark to light.
ombre sounds like the right descriptive word, I guess I was confused, using variegated.
Gradient is the word that best describes the color pattern I'm looking for. You know, how, in Photoshop, you can put a color gradient on a background? that type of thing.
Yes, now that I think about it, it would be tones that gradually go from dark to light.
I think I saw a Caron yarn like that, but, looking at their samples online, I'm not sure if that ombre Caron yarn will produce a color gradient.
Here: A yarn that produces this effect: