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twylag
« on: March 07, 2012 03:22:07 AM »

I've been googling  all morning and I just can't find examples of what I am trying to do before I actually plan a small project.  I  want to find photos of colour transition from colour A to colour B where you change gradually by adding a stitch or two of colour B each row, decreasing colour A.  You know what I'm saying; I'm not sure I'm explaining it well.  If you can think of any examples, please let me know.
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Alexus1325
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2012 06:49:12 PM »

I think you mean you want to create an ombre/gradient/marled effect. A quick Google search of "knitting ombre" netted me this post for an ombre hat. That aside, you may want to read every post by Babukatorium, because she is the QUEEN of the crochet gradient.
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twylag
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2012 03:29:00 AM »

Hmm, not really.  I think I am thinking more like this.  Its pretty obvious this particular one is done by dying the yarn, but its a similar effect to what I am looking for only I "want" to have two pieces of yarn and make the gradient manually if that makes sense rather than relying on the yarn to create the effect for me. Does that make more sense?
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« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2012 08:11:14 AM »

I think you could do by knitting with multiple strands of yarn. knit with 2 strands of A, then 1 strand of A and B (let the strands twist around each other, that'll make them randomly show up better one color or the other), then 2 strands of B.

Or if you find thin enough yarn -
Knit with 3 strands of A
Knit with 2 strands of A, 1 strand of B
Knit with 1 strand of A, 2 strands of B
Knit with 3 strands of B

If you do it by knitting some stitches of A, then some stiches of B, etc, you might have a thicker fabric in those rows than in the rows where you're only using one color.
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« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2012 10:06:56 AM »

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knitting with multiple strands of yarn. knit with 2 strands of A, then 1 strand of A and B (let the strands twist around each other, that'll make them randomly show up better one color or the other), then 2 strands of B.

Yes, this would work better.
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twylag
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2012 04:00:33 AM »

Hmm ... alrighty; I'll give it a go.
Thanks.
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« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2012 07:06:03 AM »

Just in case my post wasn't clear - I'm not talking about doing a few stitches with 2 strands of A then a few stitches of A/B, etc. I mean do a bunch of rows with each combination -

Rows 1-10 - 2 strands of A
Rows 11-20 - 1 strand of A, 1 strand of B
Rows 21-30 - 2 strands of B

Or however many rows that give you the look you want. I think using 3 strands will get you closer to the look you linked to in the red/white triangle
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Alexus1325
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2012 04:40:12 PM »

That makes eminent sense, ThreadOrYarn! I think it would be even cooler with 3 or 4 strands, a much more subtle gradient... Hmmm, something else to add to my list of things to try someday Tongue
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