Thursday, August 04, 2011

Got stripes

It's wet and gray out: a good day for staying in with some super bright sock knitting. The good news is, the construction next door has been less noisy of late. Ah, peace.

Check it out - my self-striping yarn actually stripes! Success!

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(Colours are wrong - it's not quite this orange in real life, and the blue is darker)

I originally intended the blue and yellow stripes to be equal width, but I didn't have two jars that were the same size. When I dyed it, I put blue dye in the smaller jar and yellow in the larger jar - as it turned out, I couldn't fit enough yarn into the blue jar. So the yellow stripes are wider. I'm okay with it.

I haven't followed a pattern so far - just CO 24 with Judy's Magic Cast-on, and increased every other row for a 60-stitch sock.

When I get to the heel, I'm going to try something different. There are a variety of heel options for toe-up other than the standard wrap&turn short-row heel, and I haven't decided which one to try. I'm considering the Fleegle heel and Priscilla Wild's No Wrap short-row heel, but will look at other options, too. Any suggestions? What's your go-to heel for toe-up socks?

(edited to add: this is the self-striping tutorial I used)

8 comments:

  1. Those are very well done, gorgeous!

    My go to heel for toe-up socks has got to be Wendy's toe-up socks with a difference. To me, it seems to be a better fit too; kinda like it wraps around your feet properly. could be just me and my feet.

    but my your socks are cute!

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  2. Is there are tutorial somewhere to show you how to dye self striping ?

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  3. Love the colors! Self striping magic.

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  4. I still can't get over how cheerful those colors are. Fleegle's heel looks similar Wendy's Gusset heel (my toe-up go-to heel.) I have found that one fits my foot. I think Ewnique may be on to something and that each foot is different and you need to find what works for your foot.

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  5. @CelticCastOn - I used Eunny Jang's tutorial here: http://www.eunnyjang.com/knit/2005/12/techniques_selfstriping_yarn.html

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  6. Fun! I love these colors together. :)

    lina
    photoknitdog.com

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  7. Wow, those look amazing! Great dye job. I love the colours too, so cheery! I'm simple minded/childish enough to find self-striping yarn Very Exciting :)

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  8. AWesome stripes! I like Priscilla's heel, I've done that one before.

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