Question: What yarns do you recommend using for skin tones?
Answer: In my book I went over some different yarns I like to use for skin tones. When I make dolls I tend to use a lot of the main color skin yarn and it is surprisingly really difficult to match skin tones!
(Are you listening, yarn companies? YES I'm ready to help you come up with a line of multicultural yarns for skin tones!)
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Lots of the yarns I end up using are beige, tan, brown, and variations of those. In my never-ending quest for peach caucasian toned yarn, I have found some winners and some losers. Unfortunately lots of peach yarn you can find is neon-ish and hurts my eyes. Doesn't work for skin.
It's fairly easy to find brown tones for darker skin. I love using Red Heart "Soft" yarn in Toast, Hobby Lobby's "I Love This Yarn" in Toasted Almond (available in store only, apparently), and Bernat "Satin" in Sable
For a peach complexion, I love using Caron "Simply Soft Yarn" in Light Country Peach, which is getting increasingly hard to find and I have to order it online, and a new one for me, Hobby Lobby "I Love This Yarn" in Light Peach.
What yarns have you found that work well for skin tones? I'd love to hear!
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