It’s taken months to finish spinning my Funfetti yarn. Now it will take me months to find the perfect pattern.
Part of the problem is that the yarn has fairly long runs of color- not long enough to be considered self-striping, but not short enough to be considered variegated. I have to be careful with the pattern I pick, or the colors might start to pool weirdly.
For example, if I pick a shawl or scarf that’s knit longways, the colors will be all spread out and more muddled toghether:
Lots of shawls are knit this way, like The Age of Brass and Steam Kerchief by Orange Flower Yarn.
Or, if I knit it shortways, the colors might pool against themselves, making a kind-of-striped look:
Scarves tend to be knit this way, like Baktus Scarf by Strikkelise.
Or, of course I could pick a shawl that is knit both longways and shortways, like the French Cancan by Mademoiselle C. (The body of this shawl is knit longways, while the edging is knit shortways.)
But, if I’m being honest, my Funfetti Yarn will probably just sit on my shelf, being pretty for a good year or so. But it’s a fun thing to think about!
What would you make with my Funfetti Yarn?