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Best afghan or shawl pattern for variegated yarn?

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Hi! I recently bought enough variegated yarn at a yard sale to make an afghan. :clap Now my question is--what pattern is the best to show off a pretty variegated yarn? :think I can use some help! The yarn is cream/peach/light brown (don't know the color name--it was all rolled into large balls!!) (Hey! For $2.00--who am I to complain!?:lol)

Thanks for any help you can give me!

Collette :crocheting

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almost any afghan pattern is fine if you ask me... The sky is the limmit with varagated yarn. Diffrent patterns will make the colors lay out diffrently.

I never use to use patterns till no beacusei was unable to read them.. and i made normal afghans with dc just back and forth rows

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ripple afghans look nice in variegated.

 

a word of caution about using yarn that's been wound into balls.

sometimes a person will stretch the yarn as they are winding and

if you crochet from those balls the first time the yarn gets a chance

to relax [like when it's washed] it will pucker in spots and never lay flat.

this happened to a friend of mine.

 

here's a good way to wind balls of yarn and if you leave a length

of yarn free at the beginning you'll have a center pull ball.

 

i don't recommend the type of yarn winder that

has a handle if the yarn has been stretched.

 

http://www.ehow.com/how_2063835_roll-yarn-from-skein.html#

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I agree--sometimes the wound balls are wound too tightly--so I'll be careful! But for the price--I couldn't pass it up--and those are my favorite colors also! Wish me luck!

 

ripple afghans look nice in variegated.

 

a word of caution about using yarn that's been wound into balls.

sometimes a person will stretch the yarn as they are winding and

if you crochet from those balls the first time the yarn gets a chance

to relax [like when it's washed] it will pucker in spots and never lay flat.

this happened to a friend of mine.

 

here's a good way to wind balls of yarn and if you leave a length

of yarn free at the beginning you'll have a center pull ball.

 

i don't recommend the type of yarn winder that

has a handle if the yarn has ben stretched.

 

http://www.ehow.com/how_2063835_roll-yarn-from-skein.html#

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what i meant to put in my previous is that it might

be a good idea to rewind the balls of yarn.

 

i wouldn't have passed that deal up either.

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I've done RR in variegated yarn and they are beautiful. I just finished one for a friend, that was featured in the local papers. I did it in Caron Paints in Oceania. I'm doing 2 more in Rose Garden, and 1 in Red Heart Ocean

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