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17+ Beautiful Icelandic Yarn Color Combinations

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When it comes to yarn colors I am always drawn to variegated yarns. I love how the yarn companies take beautifully complimentary colors and mix them into one gorgeous skein. There are so many different options among all the brands that it’s always hard for me to choose just one.

On a recent trip to the craft store the Red Heart Super Saver color, Icelandic, caught my eye. Something about the beautiful blues and grays reminded me of the ocean near my house. It’s a nice blue variegated yarn. While I didn’t have a pattern in mind at the time, I picked up a few complimentary colors so I could play with color schemes.

When I got home I started playing with what combinations would work well together and have compiled them here for you!

Red Heart Icleandic yarn uses a mixture of Turqua, Aruba Sea, Light Grey and Grey Heather.

One great feature of the Icelandic colorway is that it can be used for planned pooling. If you are new to the idea of planned pooling, the book Yarn Pooling Made Easy (on Amazon) is a great way to learn the technique.

red heart super saver yarn icelandic

2 Color Combinations with Icelandic Yarn

Icelandic yarn looks best when paired with one of the complimentary solids also offered by Red Heart. Here are 2 color combinations that look great.

Turqua & Icelandic

side view of turqua and Icelandic yarn.

Light Grey & Icelandic

icelandic and light grey yarn on a white table

Grey Heather & Icelandic

icelandic and grey heather yarn on a white table

Aruba Sea & Icelandic

icelandic and aruba sea yarn on a white table

Soft White & Icelandic

big white yarn and icelanic yarn on the table

Black & Icelandic

black and icelenadic yarns on a white table

3 Color Combinations with Icelandic Yarn

If your pattern calls for three colors, there are six awesome color palettes you can consider.

Icelandic, Grey Heather & Light Grey

light gray yearn on top of icelandic and grey heather yarns

Icelandic, Aruba Sea & Turqua

icelandic yarn on top of aruba sea and turqua yarns

Icelandic, Turqua & Grey Heather

turqua yarn on top of icelandic and grey heather yarn

Icelandic, Aruba Sea & Grey Heather

aruba sea yarn on top of grey heather and Icelandic yarns

Icelandic, Turqua & Light Grey

icelandic yarn on top of turqua and  light grey yarns

Icelandic, Aruba Sea & Light Grey

icelandic yarn on top of aruba sea and light grey yarns

4 Color Combinations with Icelandic Yarn

Icelandic, Grey Heather, Light Grey & Turqua

four piled different colors of yarn

Icelandic, Grey Heather, Light Grey & Aruba Sea

four different colors of yarn

Icelandic, Turqua, Light Grey & Aruba Sea

icelandic yarn on top of aruba sea, light grey ang turqua yarns

Icelandic, Turqua, Grey Heather & Aruba Sea

landic, Turqua, Light Grey & Aruba Sea yarn colors piled up.

5 Color Combinations with Icelandic Yarn

Icelandic, Turqua, Grey Heather, Light Grey & Aruba Sea

5 colors yarn combination ; Icelandic, Turqua, Grey Heather, Light Grey & Aruba Sea

Using Black & White with Icelandic Yarn

Black and white are two great neutral yarn colors that pair well with Icelandic Yarn. If using Red Heart Super Saver, both white and soft white work well.

different color of yarn

Icelandic Yarn Pattern Ideas

I can easily spend hours each day searching Ravelry and Etsy for the perfect pattern. I’m a fan of baby blankets, afghans and throws so I’ll list a few ideas I found for those here.

2 Color Afghan Patterns

A blanket pattern with two colors of yarn can be simple yet elegant. It ads just enough visual interest to keep things interesting. If you use a striped pattern, like the Chevron Baby Blanket pattern I found on Etsy, you could use Icelandic Yarn as your main color and then any of the solids as the contrasting color.

3 Color Afghan Patterns

Corner to Corner blankets are my favorite. They work up so nicely and are a great way to showcase a variety of colors. Alternating stripes like in this Corner to Corner Striped Blanket on Etsy, allows you to carry the main color yarn up the sides of the project.

Here are some other great patterns that use 3 colors:

4 Color Afghan Patterns

Finding an afghan pattern using four colors can be hard but, remember that most stripe patterns can be adapted from three up to four colors or from five down to four. This beautiful kids blanket pattern on Etsy calls for four colors and, according to the creator, works up in just six days.

5 Color Afghan Patterns

When using five colors, it’s easy enough to do an alternating stripe pattern. Varied stitches can add visual interest and really help those color changes pop. The blanket above designed by Daisy Farm Crafts showcases that. The ad-free pattern is available on Etsy.

I haven’t started my project yet but this is the pattern that calls to me the most so is likely what I will go with.

Here are some other great patterns that use 5 colors:

Final Thoughts

Lion Brand’s Icelandic yarn is a beautiful mixture of blues and grays. It’s worsted weight so items made will be durable and machine washable.

Have you made a blanket using Icelandic yarn? I’d love to know what colors you used!