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I am wanting to make a entrelac throw but want to use a variegated yarn. Specifically one that sort of just transitions to a different color every once in a while so that the blocks are different. NOT one where the colors pool into masses of a solid color. What yarn does this? When dyeing yarn, how is this type created?  :think

 

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You have to look at the length between color changes.  The shorter the color change, the more it looks like it's a scrappy mess of color.  The longer the color change, the more it will stripe and change gradually.  Also look to see if the colors change abruptly or gradually. 

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The name I would use for this is "long color change".  I know of a couple of good ones, but depending on what fiber you want, i may be harder to find.  

 

Jojoland makes wool (superwash) yarns that have several plies that are different colors, and they transition into really interesting combinations---very smooth transitions.  Couple of things i made w/ jojoland yarns http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Kathy-crochet/jojoland-scarf   http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Kathy-crochet/mohair-stole    this one is knit but it may give you a better idea for entrelac http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Kathy-crochet/rhythm-squares

 

James C Brett Marble DK has a similar effect and it is acrylic.  here are some crochet projects in it, and there's an entrelac one in a subdued colorway http://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/james-c-brett-marble-dk/projects?view=&search=&crafts%5B%5D=crochet 

 

Mini Mochi is wool and has great colors , here are some entrelac (wow those are so great!!)  http://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/crystal-palace-yarns-mini-mochi/projects?view=&search=entrelac&crafts%5B%5D=&crafts%5B%5D=crochet

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Thanks, redrosesdz! I think I will crochet up a square and measure how much yarn it takes. 

 

And thanks to you as well, Kathy. I like the Jojoland and will check that out. I actually have some of the James C Brett Marble DK on hand. Yes, it's acrylic and a bit rougher that some yarns but not too bad and I'm slowly getting used to the texture. :) I would love to find some affordable bamboo or a bamboo blend. HL has a bamboo/silk blend that I love but it's solid colors. Even a bamboo blend I could dye would work.

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Thanks, redrosesdz! I think I will crochet up a square and measure how much yarn it takes. 

 

And thanks to you as well, Kathy. I like the Jojoland and will check that out. I actually have some of the James C Brett Marble DK on hand. Yes, it's acrylic and a bit rougher that some yarns but not too bad and I'm slowly getting used to the texture. :) I would love to find some affordable bamboo or a bamboo blend. HL has a bamboo/silk blend that I love but it's solid colors. Even a bamboo blend I could dye would work.

 

Sorry I am posting rather late here :blush  

 

I think the Marble texture takes some getting used to as well.  But I liked its texture a lot better than the Red Heart Treasure I tried, which has kind of similar colors.  

 

I don't know of a long-color-change bamboo yarn.  Is bamboo easy to dye?  

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I'm using the Marble. This is what it's looking like. Yes, you do have to get used to the feel. :)

post-12117-0-59798100-1443737074_thumb.jpgpost-12117-0-51983600-1443737121_thumb.jpg As for the dyeable bamboo... I have no clue. I'd like to get into dyeing so will be doing some research.  :)

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