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Mar 19, 2017 18:37:43   #
snickerflix
 
Yeah, it might sound like a really stupid question. I've been to Hobby Lobby and JoAnn here and Amazon and all over on the web. I cannot find what I'm looking for. I have a pattern, so I know how I'm going to go about making an afghan for my super picky sister, Donna, but she wants maroon with a little bit of pink in it. Does this even exist?
I'm not in a huge hurry (her birthday is in June), but I'd like to get a running start on this if I could. Looking for more of a gradient thing and not separate colors.
 
Mar 19, 2017 18:43:15   #
knit4ES (a regular here)
 
So a tweed or marl? I've done things where I used two strands of yarn.... You didn't say what weight yarn your pattern calls for.
Maybe you could find a tonal maroon (varying shades of maroon) of DK yarn and carry a fingering or sport weight pink with it?
Mar 19, 2017 18:43:47   #
scottybearNSW (a regular here)
 
I get most of my yarn on-line.
Mar 19, 2017 18:49:11   #
snickerflix
 
knit4ES wrote:
So a tweed or marl? I've done things where I used two strands of yarn.... You didn't say what weight yarn your pattern calls for.
Maybe you could find a tonal maroon (varying shades of maroon) of DK yarn and carry a fingering or sport weight pink with it?


Sorry, I forgot. The pattern calls for bulky weight yarn. Tweed would work if it doesn't have a lot of other colors in it. Sorry, I'm a beginner, I don't know what a marl is. Marble?
Mar 19, 2017 18:50:46   #
SeasideKnit (a regular here)
 
Try Webs. It's located in Massachusetts but my friend who is a knitting expert says they're the best, and with the best prices too.

https://www.yarn.com/categories/knitting-yarn
Mar 19, 2017 18:55:52   #
Sherryc (a regular here)
 
There are no yarn stores in my town. The nearest one is a town 20 plus miles away. Hobby Lobby has little yarn, Michaels is the same. Joann Shop is to far from me it's just more trouble to get there than it's worth. So, most of my yarn is bought on line (and I have bought from Joann online). Usually it's Herrschner's when their yarn is on sale or maybe from Amazon is they have a sale. I prefer to wait for sales before I buy yarn. I have even bought yarn from our local Wal Mart but their selection is usually not very good.
 
Mar 19, 2017 19:01:26   #
knit4ES (a regular here)
 
snickerflix wrote:
Sorry, I forgot. The pattern calls for bulky weight yarn. Tweed would work if it doesn't have a lot of other colors in it. Sorry, I'm a beginner, I don't know what a marl is. Marble?

No apology necessary... none of us were born with any of this knowledge... it's all acquired by experience and talking with others....
Marl is where two colors of yarn are twisted together into one strand of yarn.
there are many examples ... here's one ~~ http://www.joann.com/premier-yarn-home-cotton-big-marl-yarn/zprd_14236566b.html
According to references I have, you should be able to use one strand worsted weight yarn and a strand of sport or DK weight and achieve a bulky weight.
I know I have seen tonal worsted yarns... I would do a browser search for those terms. Pink in sport or DK would be easy to find.
Maroon can have many variations so you'll have to look and decide what shades/tones you want.
Mar 19, 2017 19:16:21   #
Paksenarion (a regular here)
 
What about using 3 strands of a light weight yarn. Start with all 3 dark. Substitute in one pink. Sub in the next pink etc till your all pink
Mar 19, 2017 19:16:23   #
Cathie bargenda (a regular here)
 
Where I work, The Yarn Guy.
Mar 19, 2017 19:22:51   #
cah
 
Paksenarion wrote:
What about using 3 strands of a light weight yarn. Start with all 3 dark. Substitute in one pink. Sub in the next pink etc till your all pink


That's a good idea!
Mar 19, 2017 19:36:00   #
bettyirene (a regular here)
 
Wherever they sell it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Mar 19, 2017 19:40:06   #
Gail DSouza (a regular here)
 
Check out Malabrigo Mecha which is a Bulky Yarn in the shades Cereza, Jupiter and Archangel
Mar 19, 2017 19:44:04   #
Paksenarion (a regular here)
 
The advantage of using the multiple strands of yarn. U can personalize it for the person your giving it to. More or less pink or burgundy
Mar 19, 2017 19:52:35   #
canuckle49 (a regular here)
 
Paksenarion wrote:
What about using 3 strands of a light weight yarn. Start with all 3 dark. Substitute in one pink. Sub in the next pink etc till your all pink


Love that suggestion ! 👍👍
Mar 19, 2017 20:03:48   #
Ladyfingers
 
My "go to" yarn supply is on-line at "Yarn Paradise.com/Turkey". They sell ICE brand yarn. Once you log on to their main page, there is a pull-down menu at the top. Click "Categories" and check out the pull-downs. They have sections for heavy winter yarns, light summer yarns, baby yarn, sport yarn, eyelash, metallic, beaded, "special" - with loads of choices and colors in each section. It's fun to just browse around this site - without buying - then, if you see something you like, check out your local yarn store to see if they carry the same thing. The prices are really good, except you have to buy the yarn in packages of 4 - 6 - or 8 balls of the same color, in order to get the great price. Keep your order low in price because the shipping can be huge (if you get near $100 or so). The customer service is awesome - and the yarn is delivered right to my door within 5 days.

I order yarn from Turkey approx. twice a year. I also order from Mary Maxim, Knit Picks, Herrschener's, Annie's Attic, and Amazon.com. I like Amazon.com because I can read reviews from other knitters about the yarn I'm considering to purchase.
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