What patterns are good for variegated yarns?

I continue to dye yarn and that’s not a big surprise lately!  I go to bed at night thinking about what colors I want to use next and the next thing I know the alarm is going off.  It must be time to get up and dye yarn before I have to go to my “real” job that actually allows me to have money to purchase more “sheep”, oh, I mean wool.

I was wondering what patterns you have found that work well for variegated yarns? Feedback is most welcome!

Here’s a list to get us started with:

Cookie A’s Monkey Socks

Flecktone fingerless gloves by Susan Moskwa

The Colorist

Broken Seed Stitch Socks

Miss Winkle

Rainbow Warrior (added this link on July 1st, 2016)

Here is a recently dyed hank of sock yarn and I think I’ll try a cowl or shawl and use the variegated yarn on one row and a coordinating semi-solid on the next.  Hopefully that will prevent some pooling of colors.

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Plumeria on a base of 100% superwash merino sock yarn

 

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Honey Cowl is oh so sweet!

Well, I finished my cowl and it’s very soft and warm. I made this cowl taller than my other ones because after you wear them for a few hours, they sort of “fall” and scrunch down. I chose this yarn because of all the different colors in it so it should go nice with the variety of sweaters and turtlenecks I have.

Honey cowl being worn

Modeling Honey Cowl

Here it is lying flat. I used a seed stitch border instead of a ribbed border for something different.

Honey cowl

Honey cowl in Berroco’s Borealis

Details:

  • 1 1/2 skeins of Berroco’s Borealis (3.5 oz/100 g and 108 yds)
  • Fiber content is 60% acrylic and 40% wool
  • Color number is 5099 “Dalvik”
  • Size 10 needles
  • 20″ Addi cable
  • Cast on 100 stitches.