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Topic: Please help - trying to sort yarns for a star afghan  (Read 830 times)
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« on: September 30, 2007 11:42:29 AM »

I started this blanket this morning and its coming along well.  But My
husband hates the rainbow colours and so its hard to get his advice.  I decided to temper the rainbow "busyness" by adding the black, but the black is a thicker yarn than the rainbow and I can't decide whether it sits right. I think its ok.  I am trying to decide whether to do another row or two of rainbow before I do more black,or whether to alternate black and rainbow from now on.  What do you think?  And should I use a lighter weight yarn for the black?  Here are the pics of the wip, the colours appear much darker than they are in "real life":

« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2007 04:18:22 PM »

Hum... this is a difficult decision since with multicolor you could pretty much add any color you like! I don't think the star looks to busy with the colors and honestly myself I would probably play it up by adding a different solid color every other row! If you add black again it still would look very nice, sorry I just can't decide! Your star looks very nice though! Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2007 06:07:08 PM »

If I were you, I'd ignore your husband since it's not for him anyway. Just my 2 cents but I really like bright colors with black accents. I've done so many 'stained glass' granny square afghans where they were bordered in black, just because I like the way it looks.

I know it's probably no help but I think it looks great the way you're doing it now.
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« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2007 11:03:08 PM »

I like the black added to the multi color IME most men don't like the rainbow yarns no idea why but every time I pull it out my husband goes ewwwww doesn't matter the color way.
I would actually make a small swatch with part black, part rainbow and wash it. If the yarns feel or look about the same weight but crochet up were one seems thicker, sometimes it's just the sizing used in the production and once washed they do well. If it's not that then I would keep going how you are with larger areas of rainbow and then add a few in black, with the thickness you have already done. The added texture will be nice. There's no hard and fast rule saying it all has to be the same weight yarn, I mix weights all the time.

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« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2007 06:53:19 PM »

I'm all for the way it looks now.  The different weights of the yarns will give the blanket a nice texture when it's finished.  I'm working on a ripple baby blanket right now, in variegated "baby boy" colors (blue, green, white) and plain white.  The variegated yarn is much thinner than the white, but it gives an interesting feel.  It should hold its shape in the wash, since both yarns are acrylic. 
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2007 03:18:04 AM »

Thanks for all your replies.  They've made me feel much more confident about this blanket.  Its nearly finished now, but I ran out of black yarn so I'll have to get some more.  That's good news that its likely to keep its shape!  Will post pics when its finished.  Thanks again Smiley
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