I have a huge weakness for multicoloured yarn, and started designing sock patterns to try to showcase it. And hopefully without creating a literal “monster”!
Though “monster” is such a relative word, of course. That’s why my patterns are named, slightly tongue in cheek, after “misunderstood” monsters. Because, after all, one person’s “monster” is another’s “beautiful rare creature”… :)
Some guidance on yarn choice:
- For yarn with a short colour repeat (a yarn that changes colour very often in the same round) try Scylla. Scylla also works well with yarn that has strong contrasting colours and light/dark. Basically, Scylla was invented for that crazy multicoloured sock yarn you couldn’t pass up but just don’t know what to do with!
- For yarn with a longer colour repeat, try Jabbersocky, or Ogopogo. Or even Charybdis, for which striping yarns also work nicely.
- In a semi-solid yarn the stitch patterns won’t have quite as much impact, but I’d suggest Jabbersocky or Ogopogo.
- I wouldn’t recommend a solid coloured yarn for any of the patterns, because the stitch patterns won’t really show up. I hope that helps!
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