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Texture in DK #6 February 25, 2013

Filed under: Double-layer knitting,Knitting tips and hints,Yarn — happystitches @ 15:04
Mirror Mirror Scarf with a novelty yarn

Mirror Mirror Scarf with a novelty yarn

Texture isn’t just limited to stitches.

Here are examples of a simple chequered motif (the Mirror Mirror Scarf), in one I’ve used a silk ribbon yarn paired with a fine angora luxury yarn used triple. The angora yarn was tripled as I knit (by the Navaho method).

In the one on the right, I used Noro Kureyon and a fluffy novelty yarn with limited colour variation. I could have further enhanced the effect of the fluff by working those sections in reverse stocking stitch.

I have also tried using a ladder yarn against a plain background with good results. A fine (or even transparent) yarn can be supported with a backing of a heavier yarn.

Yarns of different textures

Yarns of different textures

Silk ribbon and fine angora blend (used triple)

Silk ribbon and fine angora blend (used triple)

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