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My coworker gifted me several skeins of verigated yarn. She gave me one skein each of different color pathways 

Any ideas for one skein patterns that look good in verigated?

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Not sure what brand or the length of the color changes but how about trying planned pooling? 

Here are a few patterns.  They do call for a second and some a third color but that is for accent.

Hat:

http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/planned-pooling-argyle-hat

Pillow:

http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/planned-pooling-argyle-pillow

Wrist warmers:

http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/planned-pooling-argyle-wristers

A guide to planned pooling:

http://www.redheart.com/Article/A-Quick-Guide-to-Color-Pooling/p/Blog-ColorPooling

Good luck!  :)

 

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It would really help to know more about the yarn.  There are so many different Variegated yarns , and each is going to work out a little differently.  Also, how big is a skein?  

I've seen patterns that use several colors of a variegated yarn together in one piece, and that can be really pretty.  Not sure if I'll be able to locate them now but will link if I can.   

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One thing I've found when i use variegated yarns that have a lot of color---either a single strong color or a lot of colors mixed together---is that I like them best when the stitch pattern gives the colors "room to breathe".  Here are a couple of free patterns that have a lot of open space around the stitches.

Melrose http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/melrose-4 would be pretty for combining your colorways or making a smaller scarf using just one.

Sandbar http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sandbar seems like it would be adaptable to just about any kind of color(s) and amount of yarn.  

Pop scarf http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/pop-scarf-2  might be able to be made with one skein, depending on your yarn.

Oh, and  have you seen the "One Skein Wonders" books?  Your local library can probably get them for you.  

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Re: the One Skein Wonders books, I've picked a few of the Kindle versions up on Amazon when they've been put on sale for $2.99.  They have a nice variety of things; I think there are more knit than Crochet books, but there's at least 2 crochet books (crochet, and crochet for babies).  If you don't have a Kindle you can get the app for tablets or PCs.  (Just checked, not on sale at the moment; regular price is $9.99).

I am not a big fan of variegated, but one way to tone them down is to use them with a solid color picked up from the variegated selection (like a granny square for example, center rounds variegated, edge round solid.).  Or ripple stripes.

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Here's some ideas from Google

https://www.thespruce.com/ways-to-combine-variegated-yarn-978511

This one is knit, but IMO that hat is awesome - you could make a plain sc hat and do plain surface slip stitch over it for the same effect

https://verdantgryphon.com/blogs/blog/14745741-variegated-yarn-part-2-what-the-bleep-should-i-make

If it's Red Heart, here's a guide on what solids go with their variegateds http://blog.redheart.com/mix-match-with-the-coordinates-list/

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Thank you all for your responses. The yarn is red heart super saver 236 yards.

Love the argyle pillows on red hearts site.

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