Friday, May 29, 2009

The unvarnished truth....


ok... here it is... in general, I am less fond of variegated yarns than solid color yarns. Self-striping, long or short color bursts, I'm just not as fond of them in crochet. In knit, I think they look better (don't hate me!). Because.... I am such a huge fan of crisp stitch definition, and multi-colored yarn tends to blur stitch definition (as does novelty and fuzzy, furry yarn) this makes solid yarns my preferred yarn. Still, in the hank/skein/ball multi-colored yarns are GORGEOUS, and sometimes I get seduced into buying them, but then they often stay in my bins because I just don't enjoy them as much as the solid. (Except for decoration, inspiration, and yarn petting). Feel free to disagree.

2 comments:

Crochet Friends of Stamford said...

I agree that verigated yarns blur stitch definition so when I use them it is always with a simple stitch (sc, hdc or dc). I usually use one when I need to make something fast and don't want to take the time for color changes (and lots of ends to weave in!!). It is often also just a blanket and with making larger fabric the color changes are more gentle. Plus like you I just can't resist the look of a verigated yarn in the ball/hank - heehee!! I have many in my stash right now just waiting to become something new! Have a great day! Haley

Sara said...

I prefer solid too. In fact the one variegated yarn in my stash I used in a knitting project. Just gave a sneak peek today on my blog. Knitting just seems to work better with those yarns.