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Help/Advice for the color blending effect

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I'm going to start on my next afghan and its gonna be a granny square round ripple and I would love to do the color blending effect using 2 strands of yarn....and what I was wondering is...are you supposed to blend into the same colors but just different shades of the same color...or does it look just as pretty if you go from a tan color to a mulberry color. I was wondering if it looks as good with totally different colors...I wanna do some fall colors like using tans, dark purples & dark reds and I'm hoping that anyone that has used this effect can give me some advice or tell if they've used a drastic color change and it still looks pretty.

 

 

Thank you!! :)

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I've done several afghans that blend from one color to another. I just finished an afghan that is shades of green and brown. I've done lapghans that are done with several different colors or just 3 colors. The trick to getting them to blend is to use several shades of each color and switch to the new color at either the lightest or the darkest shade where the colors match well.

 

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I know there is a CAL on here that's dedicated to color changing. I think it's called something Monet but I really can't remember. Hopefully, someone will come along that knows what I'm talking about.

 

I love, love, love the 2 strand color changing method. I've used it quite a bit. I think for colors that aren't in the same value that it's usually better to do at least 2 rows of the blended color BUT that's just my preference.

 

You can do it with variegated yarns, similar colored yarns, totally different colored yarns - it all depends on what you want to do.

 

The best thing that you can do if you're not sure how something is going to look is to make a swatch in dc about 20 sts wide. See if you like the way the colors play together. A lot of people balk at the thought of swatches but really, they save so much time and effort. You'll know right away if you don't like something.

 

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I know there is a CAL on here that's dedicated to color changing. I think it's called something Monet but I really can't remember.

 

Try searching for 'Van Gogh'

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