i'm a beginner knitter and i'm thinking of trying my first cabling project. i've got this really pretty yarn that's pink/red/brown/cream and looks good enough to eat (no wonder it's called "cherry chip"). anyway, i'm wondering if it would be better for me to use a solid colored yarn instead of this multi-colored stuff? i figured you'd be able to see the cable pattern better with a solid color. thoughts?
caturday17, I did a search on this site for info about varigated cables and found a pretty long discussion about the subject that you might like to read. There are also some pictures of cables done with multicolors there. Check it out.
Hmmm, at first I would have agreed 100% that cables should be done in a solid color at best a subtly heathered yarn, but some of those projects look yummy. I think that part of the appeal is in the long color change yarn, you get the cable pattern pop of a solid color in different color sections, neat.
I just finished a scarf in Caron Simply Soft Teal Heather and loved the depth of color and ease for cabling, it was a practice piece and $6.00 worth of yarn for a super long scarf seemed like a bargain.