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Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Hello, bandwagon!

Quick, an over-laden bandwagon! I must jump on it!!

I had planned to use my hand dyed sock yarn for feather and fan socks, but the verdict at Stitch'n'Bitch last night was that the pattern didn't do the yarn any favours. It needed a more solid knit to show off the variegated colours. So Jaywalkers it is. Or will be. Or something.

The only problem is that because the yarn is hand dyed, I've noticed a huge colour discrepancy. Even though I did both skeins at the same time, one has lots of pink and purple, and the other has barely any at all.

Unless I can get two socks out of one skein, I think I will have to alternate from each skein and have stripy socks. Has anyone used Patonyle for socks? How many skeins should a small-average pair of socks use? It may have also shrunk a bit when I dyed it, so um... yeah. That's another thing to take into consideration.

Any advice?


Blogger Michelle said...

I think a stripey Jaywalkers would be nice. Sorry I can't recommend any yarns.

10:33 am  
Blogger lupinbunny said...

didn't kita ues patonyle for her socks? go bug her blog for answers...

12:10 pm  
Blogger Clementine said...

hmm... i think it's 1 skein = 1 sock. poo. my two hand dyed skeins REALLY don't match, but they're not different enough to make stripes work. c'est la vie, I guess!

2:53 pm  

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