A few weeks ago a package of Mambocat was returned to me, after being damaged in shipping. I salvaged what I could and knitted a sample so you can see what it does:
This is the presentation of Mambocat, a skein of fairly equal parts of brown and teal, with a thin bit of gold in between.
I started with a too large cast-on, so spent several rows decrease down to 72 stitches, a common stitch count for a sock. Then I knitted about an inch or so of 2×2 rib, followed by stockinette:
You’ll notice first the diagonal stack of gold bars marching down to the left. Also, left of the gold you’ll see 2 teal rows and a brown row. To the right of the gold bars there are 2 brown rows and a teal.
On the back side is a similar diagonal stack of gold bars, and the two sides (teal dominant or brown dominant) are reversed. If this were to be knit on 144 stitches around, you’d likely get (on each side) 2 noticeable stacks of gold bars divide by teal dominant and brown dominant stacks. Very cool.
Because of the layout of the colors on the hank (2 halves with a separator color), this combination can be executed with just about any three colors:
like a baby pink and deep fuchsia with a green or purple separator
or blood red and dead-tree brown with a sky blue separator.
What colors would YOU like to mix with this 2-plus-separator layout?
Certainly your stitch count, gauge, and tension will create a unique variation, but the color sequencing will be similar if the yarn is dyed this way. At least for sock yarn that is used for making socks. 🙂