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knitting with Chroma yarn
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Jan 8, 2014 12:15:14   #
I love Chroma fingering yarn but for socks I think it needs to have more stitches so that the colors meld together better. I have done quite a few pairs using this yarn and find it would be better suited for shawls, scarves etc.
The worsted is just as nice. Both weights do not have much of a twist so it is more like hand spun yarn; some fat and some thin parts in the strands.
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Jan 8, 2014 12:23:51   #
I, too, really like Chroma. I just bought some to try socks with. I like how yours turned out so I'm going to try it. Love Chroma for vests and scarves.
Jan 8, 2014 12:24:59   #
Irish knitter (a regular here)
That blue is beautiful.
Jan 8, 2014 12:27:07   #
Suo (a regular here)
Those are all just gorgeous. Never used that yarn but it does seem to work up beautifully!
Jan 8, 2014 12:31:30   #
Have not tried this yarn yet but will be. Your socks look great. Crazy about the colors!
Jan 8, 2014 12:40:10   #
Katieknits wrote:
Have not tried this yarn yet but will be. Your socks look great. Crazy about the colors!

I like using it only because the colors never match, nor can you match them. I am partial to having both socks look the same but with Chroma you just get a little of each color in each sock so they are more a crazy pair.
Now I am working on a pair using all of the left over sock yarn. They really will be a crazy pair.
Jan 8, 2014 12:42:00   #
trish2222 (a regular here)
Pretty socks, scarf and yarn
Jan 8, 2014 12:57:30   #
kimmyz (a regular here)
The colors are beautiful. Lovely knitting.
Jan 8, 2014 13:26:54   #
Augustgran (a regular here)
Very nice work ,I love the colors!!
Jan 8, 2014 13:29:34   #
marianna mel
You have knitted some lovely items.
Great yarn makes such a great outcome. :thumbup:
Jan 8, 2014 14:04:51   #
I love your socks and that yarn--tho I like it better for scarves.
Jan 8, 2014 14:09:07   #
Your socks are fabulous as well as your scarf!

Chroma is one of my absolute all time favorite yarns. I used the worsted to make a BJS and it turned out wonderful. I always get a lot of ooos and ahhhs when I give a knitted gift of anything made with chroma. This is one of my favorites I made for my granddaughter - she initially wore it as a dress - now it has become a shorter tunic!

Jan 8, 2014 14:11:08   #
I like chroma also. I made a beautiful scarf for a friend with the Galapagos color.
Jan 8, 2014 14:11:26   #
Jan 8, 2014 15:06:45   #
Love it. I like it when the colors spread out like yours did and become stripes instead of pooling as it does in some patterns.

I think we used the same colors
Knit Pick Scarf for Chroma Worsted
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