Knitting Paradise® - Knitting and Crochet Forum
Home | Knitting Digest | Active Topics | Search | Login | Register | Help
Why Would You Ever Want to Pay For Knitting and Crochet Patterns or Lessons When You Can Get All That for Free?
Read this:
 

If you are a beginner, intermediate, advanced, or a professional knitter, then the benefits of signing up for our free weekly knitting e-mail newsletter are:

• We cover hand knitting, machine knitting, and crochet.

• Each week you'll be receiving new tips and techniques.

• Daily, you'll be receiving a knitting message board digest with the latest knitting pictures, discussions and patterns.

• If you ever have a question or need help, you can always ask, and we'll cover your question in the following newsletter issue.

• Discover the fastest way to knit (and to crochet) a sock... while keeping the perfect heel and making sure the sock fits (not many knitters know this).

• Find out how to figure out how much yarn you need for a pattern if the pattern doesn't specify it (works for any project, a real life-saver sometimes).

• Learn how to pick up a dropped stitch, even from several rows below. It happens to absolutely everyone at some point. But don't worry, there exists a really simple fix.

• And if you ever run out of yarn, find out how to join any yarn in the middle of any project.

• If you can't find the pattern that you need, or if you don't know which pattern would be most appropriate for a specific project, then you can ask our other users to help you figure it out. We even have a dedicated "Pattern Requests" section on our website that's all about finding new patterns.

• The same goes for any problems and questions about specific techniques. We have experienced users who are always helping those in need with just the right advice.

• And of course, as I said it's all completely FREE!

• Let me repeat that. Since for some reason a lot of people contact us asking if the membership is really free: we are a social website for knitters and crocheters, so we don't sell anything, and we don't charge any fees. It's as simple as that.

Enter your name and e-mail address below, and you'll be instantly added to our knitting mailing list distribution. Right away, you'll get access to more knitting-related material (pictures, patterns, tips) than contained in all knitting books and magazines you could ever buy. And you'll get all that for free.

You'll be able to talk and share ideas with more knitters than you could meet if you attended all the largest trade shows. And you'll be able to do all that without leaving your house!

Don't delay! Join the best knitting and crochet community on the Internet.

First name:

E-mail address:

It's FREE, and you'll receive my first e-mail right away. Also, you'll get instant access to the most recent topics on our knitting forum: hundreds of great tips from other knitters.

(A new newsletter issue is released each week. So if you don't sign up now, you'll miss this week's digest.)

 
Main
Long run color changing yarns
If you would like to post a reply, then please login (if you already have an account) or register (if you don't).
Page: 1 2 next>>
Jun 11, 2013 18:12:50   #
lneighbors3
 
Hello y'all,

I am thinking of making a shawl using a color changing yarn. I know about Noro and Knitpicks Chroma.

What is your favorite? What size? Why?

Thanks,
Lynne
 
Jun 11, 2013 18:18:28   #
Judyh
 
I will be watching as I too am looking for a long color change yarn.
Jun 11, 2013 18:28:38   #
dwagner
 
lneighbors3 wrote:
Hello y'all,

I am thinking of making a shawl using a color changing yarn. I know about Noro and Knitpicks Chroma.

What is your favorite? What size? Why?

Thanks,
Lynne


I just finished a pair of socks, with Painted Desert. As I was knitting I realized just how long the color change was. Not wanting to frog it, I just continued, however I couldn't get the pair to match,which sorta gripped me. Back to the yarn, I thought to myself how beautiful the Painted Desert yarn would be worked as a shawl. Which is now on my 'to do list'. :wink:
Jun 11, 2013 18:36:59   #
Peggy Beryl (a regular here)
 
dwagner wrote:
I just finished a pair of socks, with Painted Desert. As I was knitting I realized just how long the color change was. Not wanting to frog it, I just continued, however I couldn't get the pair to match,which sorta gripped me. Back to the yarn, I thought to myself how beautiful the Painted Desert yarn would be worked as a shawl. Which is now on my 'to do list'. :wink:


dwagner: What brand of yarn is Painted Desert? I too am looking for such a yarn for a new shawl pattern.
Jun 11, 2013 18:39:58   #
ompuff
 
I'm currently knitting a ball of Angora Designs from Ice Yarns and it has nice long color runs. Working up beautifully. It's a blend of angora, wool and acrylic.

Of course, when ordering from Ice you have to order 4 balls--unless you can find it somewhere else such as ebay.

:) :thumbup:
Jun 11, 2013 20:44:36   #
dwagner
 
Peggy Beryl wrote:
dwagner: What brand of yarn is Painted Desert? I too am looking for such a yarn for a new shawl pattern.


Painted Desert is made for Knitting Fever, Inc. Another one I have that I really really like and will for sure do a shawl with is Cascade Yarns, Heritage Silk Paints, it has long color changes.85% merino superwash wool/15% mulberry silk. . .YUM :thumbup:
 
Jun 11, 2013 21:27:45   #
linzers
 
How about Zauberball and Zauberball Crazy? I made a beautiful Wingspan last year with this yarn. Not only were the color repeats long, the changes were gradual as well.
Weren't people disappointed with the number of knots that can be found in Noro? Correct me if I'm wrong on this one.
Jun 11, 2013 21:31:46   #
maureenb (a regular here)
 
A fairly inexpensive yarn that I used quite extensively for my Wingspans is Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable,it's very soft and works up great.I have also used Bernat's Mosiac,but do not care for the yarn texture.(see my post of wingspans to see color changes)
Jun 11, 2013 22:32:48   #
maureenb (a regular here)
 
maureenb wrote:
A fairly inexpensive yarn that I used quite extensively for my Wingspans is Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable,it's very soft and works up great.I have also used Bernat's Mosiac,but do not care for the yarn texture.(see my post of wingspans to see color changes)




Jun 11, 2013 23:14:00   #
lneighbors3
 
Thanks for the replies so far. I had forgotten about the Zauberball - thanks for that reminder.

I definitely want a wool or wool/nylon or wool/?? something blend for blocking. I have even thought about some silk or cashmere, but I have not seen any of those with long color changes.

Here is the shawl I am planning to make with it (at some point):
[http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/bermuda-scarf]

I bought the pattern several years ago and actually lost it in my craft room :oops: :oops:

Lynne
Jun 11, 2013 23:19:53   #
dwagner
 
lneighbors3 wrote:
Thanks for the replies so far. I had forgotten about the Zauberball - thanks for that reminder.

I definitely want a wool or wool/nylon or wool/?? something blend for blocking. I have even thought about some silk or cashmere, but I have not seen any of those with long color changes.

Here is the shawl I am planning to make with it (at some point):
[http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/bermuda-scarf]

I bought the pattern several years ago and actually lost it in my craft room :oops: :oops:

Lynne
Thanks for the replies so far. I had forgotten ab... (show quote)


Nice pattern. Resembling ocean waves would something for my daughter who loves the ocean. She and her husband fish off shore several times a year. A perfect wrap for her. Thanks for sharing. :thumbup:
 
Jun 12, 2013 00:36:48   #
MamaBonz 55
 
lneighbors3 wrote:
Hello y'all,

I am thinking of making a shawl using a color changing yarn. I know about Noro and Knitpicks Chroma.

What is your favorite? What size? Why?

Thanks,
Lynne


I don't have an answer for you, but I l went over to Ravelry to check it out. What a lovely pattern. I was amazed at the number of entries in the Project Gallery - 584! Many of them have notes about the yarns used; also in the Yarn Ideas for that pattern. These might be helpful. Best of luck with your shawl. Be sure to how it to us!

Happy Knitting. . . .
Jun 12, 2013 06:37:16   #
linzers
 
lneighbors3 wrote:
Thanks for the replies so far. I had forgotten about the Zauberball - thanks for that reminder.

I definitely want a wool or wool/nylon or wool/?? something blend for blocking. I have even thought about some silk or cashmere, but I have not seen any of those with long color changes.

Here is the shawl I am planning to make with it (at some point):
[http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/bermuda-scarf]

I bought the pattern several years ago and actually lost it in my craft room :oops: :oops:

Hi Lynn, I love this pattern. I haven't purchased it yet, but it has been on my to do list for a while. If you pull the pattern up on Ravelry, and click yarn ideas you will see that Silk Garden Sock has been used 109 times, Taiyo Sock has been used 68 times. Sift through the pictures of projects sorted by yarn choice. You should be able to get an idea of color distribution, intensity, and variation by manufacturer. This feature always helps me when I am matching yarn to project. This may also have been where I understood to expect knots with Noro...here and in "Clapotis". Similar design features are in "Thinking of Waves" and "Sunny Delight". Please post pictures so we can see what you have decided, not meant to pressure you. I know I can easily be stuck in this part of the planning phase for months while I work on other things.

Lynne
Thanks for the replies so far. I had forgotten ab... (show quote)
Jun 12, 2013 06:47:11   #
courier770
 
Zauberball, as previously mentioned has long color runs but don't forget the JoJoland yarns. Very gradual color changes that are perfect for shawls. JoJoland has a fingering weight and a DK weight. The selection of colors is quite large too.

You can find their yarns at many on line retailers.
Jun 12, 2013 07:53:35   #
Loramarin
 
Kauni is another similar to Zauerball. It feels rough when knitting, but softens when washed. Freia is another fabulous color changing yarn: http://www.freiafibers.com/store_flux_lace.htm
Wolle's creation is mostly cotton.
Page: 1 2 next>>
          
Main
Home | Latest Digest | Back to Top | All Sections
Contact us | Privacy policy | Terms of use
KnittingParadise.com - Forum
Copyright 2004-2016 Knitting Paradise, Inc.