features a Purl Essence variegated called ‘Sincerely Multi RedGoldNavyGrey’.
It originally sold for $4.99, but last fall I found it on clearance for just 99¢ per five-ounce skein, the kind of price I’d expect at a thrift store, not JoAnns!
This yarn’s short 3-inch color segments created an interesting speckled effect.
I used about 1 1/2 skeins, leaving me with enough to accent at least one more ripple. The other yarns are RHSS ‘Cherry Red’, anonymous tan and cream scrap balls and RHSS ‘Soft Navy’ from Ann of OK.
‘Regimental’ is not the word I was looking for, but will serve until I find a better one.
This color combination brings to my mind the ornamental trimmings that are sometimes found on navy blue dress military uniforms: gold epaulets that drip with heavy gold ropes, gold medals with multi-colored ribbons, a fine red border running down the front next to gold buttons, gold braid on lower sleeves, etc., etc. Is there a word for all that?
I came across the slang term ‘fruit salad’, but can’t see that as the name for this particular blanket. There must be a better-fitting word or phrase.