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« on: January 24, 2008 07:06:34 PM »

Well I'm working on the Back 2 School Vest from Fitted Knits and I chose Paton's Merino Wool in a color mix. The color is called Forest and looked good in the skein, but now I'm starting to have my doubts... it's not really knitting up into a pattern or striping; it's just kinda funky. I'm also worried the color will take away from the next set of stitching (I think it's going to be waffle).

What do you think? Is it hideous?! I'm at the point where I wouldn't die if I had to frog it.

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« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2008 07:09:12 PM »

Well, the yarn is beautiful, but the way it's working up in that pattern..........  It looks, (don't shoot me!) ever so slightly camouflage-y.
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« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2008 07:12:52 PM »

i like the colors. it's knitting up to look a bit like camoflauge (sp?) and i dont know if you consider that to be a good thing or a bad thing though. if youre not sure you like it though, you might want to stop before it gets to the point that you WOULD die if you had to frog it, and you end up with something that you dont like and never end up wearing.
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« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2008 07:24:54 PM »

OMG, that's exactly what my bf said when he first saw me bring the yarn home!!! TOO FUNNY  Tongue
I agree completely; I am definitely not planning on wearing my back to school vest on a hunting trip, so it looks like it will be heading to the froggy pile... big bummer!  Cry

Thanks for the feedback.
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« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2008 07:49:48 PM »

You should probably do something with longer or shorter rows so it looks more stripey.
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« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2008 09:47:58 PM »

Soozeq: Yeah, I thought about that too, but I think it's just the yarn, honestly. I already have made a pair of fingerless gloves with another colorway of the same stuff... it didn't stripe either and the coloring looked very random. Not my fav, I wouldn't recommend these mixed colors for any garments... maybe a scarf or something, but I think I'm too much of a control freak to have my yarn producing random blobs o' color  Shocked

Thanks for the advice, everyone! To the frog pile it goes!!!
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« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2008 05:48:10 AM »

Why not dye it another color when done?  Thats what I do anyways, as long as you do it carefully it wont felt.  the existing colorscheme could be covered and made a much fainter design touch.
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« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2008 09:16:28 AM »

Or, if you have any friends/relatives that do enjoy hunting (or have some bizarre obsession with military-style attire), you could use this yarn to knit up something for 'em.

But the overdyeing suggestion sounds pretty good too - maybe a wash in a darker green would make the color changes more subtle and less like a "moire" effect.
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« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2008 09:34:00 AM »

That pattern would be kind of cute in blue yarn since it has a wave effect, but in green?  Nope.

It reminds me of the Monkey socks I started making with Bamboo Panda yarn that ended up with the same kind of camouflage effect.  I should probably finish those one of these days.   Tongue
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« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2008 08:07:36 PM »

I love it.
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