Jason1978's picture

So, I was given this yarn which I absolutely love.....yeah I know it's soooo gay, but then so am I!
I started on this wave pattern which does not do it justice (read, its ugly) do any of you guys have any idea which pattern might suit well??

the pictures don't do the colors justice, its bright pink, burgundy, lavender and deep purple

thanks guys!

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purlyman's picture

I kind of like the wave pattern myself. Not sure how much you have, but it might look good as squares for a baby blanket (if there's a baby somewhere who needs one). I took this idea ( and made a smaller version as a baby blanket. Happy knitting!!


rjcb3's picture

How much yarn were you given?

That wave pattern would make a really nice shrug.

...the colours, too.


Jason1978's picture

I was given 4 strands of this particular yarn, so quite enough to work with.

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albert's picture

I agree with Frank- the wave works for me.

The waves are good.

RickeScott's picture

I also like the yarn. But don't worry, I'm gay too :-)

daveballarat's picture

I don't know about the wave... the wave itself is lovely but it sort of makes the colour jump out and blur... or is that because I'm not wearing glasses ... :)
I'd go for something really plain and boring then do a really fancy lacy trim if there is enough for something like that... I'm thinking to Michael's stuff that he had on a few days ago... contrasting simple with intricate and the stocking stitch will allow the colours to gently merge rather than class... but ... hey, different strokes for different blokes...
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mrossnyc's picture

I think a tighter pattern that allowed the colorway to show through would be nicer. Even a slip stitch pattern could be interesting. I've also seen examples in a color knitting book about where a different stitch was worked each time that yarn came up from the skein. The fan stitch is OK, but I agree that it doesn't show off all the nice colors in the yarn. But then, that's just my opinion...

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

I like the waves...a favorite pattern from WAAY back. I suggest a wider piece of knitting so there are less likely to be blocks of color; even twice as wide would make a difference. Robert's recommendation for a shrug, or a stole, seems good. If you'd prefer to not have such large holes, you could knit under the running thread between stitches rather than do yarnovers. Same effect, not so "in your face". If you'd rather not do wavey, perhaps a "Double Pique" like I posted here would work. It's easy to do back and forth changing to Purl back every other row. For my big afghans I use a plain color, breaking it up with a band of variegated yarn, then ending up with a plain edge. Gorgeous colors, BTW. Looking forward to seeing what you make of it. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

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I never seen gay yarn, it looks so similar to straight yarn. lol! it loks like what you are doing/making is looking good!

mysterJay's picture

I kinda like the way the color is pooling into blocks. it makes an interesting effect. That yarn I think would also look nice with Kureopatra, which is a free pattern you can find on Ravelry. It is a really interesting shape IMHO that would look good with the yarn.

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steve kadel's picture

how about an open knit circular pattern lace. i did the queen anne's i think i similar colorway and it looked great as it spiraled out

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Aaronknits's picture

Either Jared Flood's Hemlock Ring or MMario's Queen Anne's Lace (which I just finished) would do that yarn some serious justice!

Jason1978's picture

Hmm Jared Flood's Hemlock Ring looks gorgeous, but I cannot find the pattern anywhere, everything links to a dead site...any suggestions?

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Aaronknits's picture

The added chart repeats are still here:

send me an email at and I can send you the file for the doily.

Craig's picture

I have to agree with you Jason it looks ugly (sorry), but what to make with this yarn I have no idea.

Have been knitting for years. I knit continually then will try another craft, but will return to the needles.