So many months ago I bought a lot of kettle dyed pure wool from Manos del Uruguay simple because I couldn’t resist that particular colourway–bright pink, lemon green, orange, purple, and brown! (and I won the lot cheap, cheap like VERY cheap). But these skeins were since put in some plastic bags because I simply have no idea what would be the best combination of variegated yarn and a pattern.
The moment I went into a yarn shop to purchase some balls for the knitting class, I was drawn immediately by this blend of cream and orange and had to buy them for the class! Yet, when the practice sessions were over and time for a scarf came, the simple knit and purl pattern, meant to be zigzagging vertically, was just disappeared amidst this melange of honey! Not that I didn’t like the FO but I was not quite pleased by the overshadowing of colour variation.
This is not saying that I dislike variegated yarn ever since. There are indeed quite a few skeins in my stash at this moment, most of them lace weight and their colourways are more or less semi-solid. This lot of Manos del Uruguay is the wildest I would say.
I then choose a pullover pattern from Lana Grossa’s Linea Rossa 1, and made this top in 10 day!
Still, I am not a big fan of variegated yarn, but this pullover stands out from my closet because it has crazy colours! Anyway, the top is warm, and I am mildly pleased. 🙂