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Old 11-29-2008, 12:41 PM   #1
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how to knit yarn that is thick and thin?
I got some pretty yarn that goes from thick to thin and back again with various colors. I tried knitting it just garter stitch on large needles to make a scarf but it did not look good. I tried a few other things but have not figured out what to do with it. Here is the yarn:

what can I do to knit it and make it look as pretty as it is?
I wanted to make a scarf or something.
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Old 11-29-2008, 12:57 PM   #2
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What size needles did u use?

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Old 11-29-2008, 01:27 PM   #3
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first I tried size 15, but it did not look good. now I am trying size 10.
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Old 11-29-2008, 02:09 PM   #4
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I'd go for somewhere in the middle, size 11
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How about seed stitch? It's "bumpy" anyway. If nothing else works, maybe you could go back to the larger needles and add a 2nd strand of a different yarn.
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What a koinkidink! After reading and replying to your post, I also started a project using thick/thin yarn. Yours looks bulkier than mine, however.
Here's a sample of what I'm doing, using size 9 needles and the bramble stitch (easy). I remember from previous projects that small samples using this type of yarn just look sloppy, so it wouldn't be suitable for doll clothes, but when you get a large piece worked up, it all falls into place.


With regular yarn, each of these "bumps" would look the same. On a large piece it would even out. Here, it just looks like sloppy knitting.
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Thick & thin yarn
I'm trying to find some thick & thin yarn to knit a blanket that requires 1 stitch per inch on a #36 needle. Would like to get something online. Any ideas?
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