Multi color cotton yarn is soft, affordable choice is Simply Cotton Organic, available as a worsted weight yarn. It is an unbleached, undyed yarn that you could opt to dye yourself or to work within its natural "marshmallow" color. Variegated yarn(sometimes called multi-color) is yarn dyed with more than one color. ... Some yarns (known as “self-striping yarns”) are designed to produce stripes when used to knit small items such as socks or mittens.

Cotton, acrylic, and wool yarn are the best choices for beginners because they're more affordable. Texture – Smooth and soft yarn with an even texture are best because textured and novelty yarns are hard to use. Yardage – The amount of yarn in one ball, usually the more there is, the more expensive it is. The crocodile stitch creates little teeth-like pieces that are great for highlighting the different colors used in your yarn. This pattern comes in two sizes and uses only about 200 yards of fingering weight yarn. It's perfect for that special variegated skein that you never knew what you'd do with.