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Variegated Cotton Yarn

Two Different Brands of Variegated Cotton Yarn, Including Peaches & Creme and Lily Sugar 'n Cream Yarns

Photo © Amy Solovay, Licensed to About.com, Inc. Circles Crocheted Using Variegated Yarn

Circles Crocheted Using Variegated Yarn

Photo © Amy Solovay, Licensed to About.com, Inc.

Definition:

Variegated yarn is yarn that has variations throughout. The word “variegated” shares the same root as the words “variety” and “varied.” The term “variegated,” when used to describe yarn, typically indicates that color variations are present throughout the entire skein or hank of the yarn.

 

Also Known As:

Variegated is a term that can describe several different types of color variations in yarn:

 

  • Ombre yarn
  • Space-dyed yarn
  • Dip-dyed yarn
  • Kettle-dyed yarn
  • Self-striping yarn
  • Striated yarn
  • Heathered yarn
  • Tweed yarn

 

Common Misspelling: Vareigated yarn

Example of This Phrase Used in a Sentence: Sometimes variegated yarn produces unexpected effects such as color flashing and color pooling.

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