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Archive for October 7th, 2012

3 Ways to Create Awesome Color Effects with Amazing Yarn

October 7th, 2012

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I love working with color-change yarns because they make even the simplest stitches look great. But did you know that you can take those self-striping yarns and create even more cool effects with them? Here are three of my favorite techniques in patterns featuring our Amazing yarn:

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 Image of Softly Shaded Hat & ScarfImage of Reef Blue Ripple Scarf

Turn Your Project 90°

By making the beginning chain (or cast-on in knitting) the long side (or height) of these scarves and hat, we turn Amazing’s striping on its head and create a totally different look.

It’s a super-simple technique you can use on all kinds of projects to give them a unique spin on stripes, in both knit and crochet.