Variegated Yarn vs. Solid Yarn

We use the phrases variegated yarn and solid yarn to describe the color appearance of a yarn. Variegated yarns have multiple colors mixed in. Solid yarns are made up of a single solid color. Here's an example: 

Variegated vs. Solid Yarn

Both of these are Jamieson's Shetland Spindrift wool yarns. The left one is the variegated Leprechaun color, and the right is the solid Lime color.

I've read that the variegation is great for flies because the complexity triggers a trout's predatory nature. Our wool yarns are the only ones we currently have that are variegated. Click here to browse all of our wool yarns.