What should I knit with this variegated cotton yarn?
May 26, 2014 5:59 PM Subscribe
Last summer, four days before my daughter was due, I acquired two and a half skeins of Cascade Luna Paints
yarn in colorway 9792
, to knit a coming-home hat and booties and maybe even a weensy little lovey blanket. Well, the baby came two days early and the hat never got beyond a brim, and now she's a happy toddling thing who has NO interest in hats or booties. I have an emotional attachment to the idea of using this yarn for this child. What should I use the yarn for instead?
posted by SeedStitch to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (21 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The yarn is 100% cotton and nice enough to work with. It's aran-weight and primarily blues with some pale green and some purple. The colorway is called "waterlily". It isn't really enough yarn for much of a blanket, and she's got a great crib blanket already (that I knit with 12 full skeins of Cascade Luna solids, incidentally).
I almost never buy variegated colorways - the most variegated I usually get is a semisolid or heather. But this yarn jumped into my hands and insisted it needed to belong to my baby girl, so who was I to argue?
I don't typically love sweaters in variegated yarns; I'm not crazy about how colors pool and how different the patterning is on the sleeves. I do have enough yarn for a sweater if someone has any awesome ideas on how to make it spectacular.
I was thinking of maybe something with stripes, to make the two and a half skeins go a little further, but I can't really think of what to pair it with. Also, the best local yarn store has gone out of business so if you think stripes would be a good idea, I'd appreciate suggestions of specific decent yarns to match that I could seek out.
What do you think, knitters of MeFi?