What is an ombre?

Coil of yarn in blue, purple, and green

Red Heart Irresistible “Dragonfly”

I’ve learned that a multicoloured skein of yarn, where the colour transitions are slow instead of abrupt, is called an ombre. I wanted to buy more of them.

Coil of yarn showing grey, greenish, and dull pink shades

Red Heart Irresistible “Echo”

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One Response to “What is an ombre?”

  1. Yarn hunger | Random Thoughts: If not now, when? Says:

    […] I’m just going to have to stay out of craft stores, the way I stay out of bookstores. I became fascinated by all the things I could do in prospect: knitting multicoloured projects, crocheting, embroidering with metallic tints, and the like. I also fell in love with the multiple browns of the Loops & Threads Impeccable “Earth” ombre. […]


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