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Newbie2Knitting
01-15-2009, 02:04 PM
I'm dying to use my Patons Kroy Socks in Winter. I started the Froot Loop socks (http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring08/PATTfrootloop.html) from Knitty but the pattern was completely lost. Now I'm considering Vinnland (http://www.theanticraft.com/archive/beltane07/vinnland.htm) from The Anticraft. Do you think that will show? What have you done with a dark variegated yarn that you loved? Here is a pic of the yarn I would like to use: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3376/3197712536_954fb6be80.jpg?v=0

Jan in CA
01-15-2009, 02:32 PM
IMO dark colors don't show fancy patterns all that well. Is it self striping? If it is then you could do a pattern like a chevron and you'd see the stripes moving up and down which would be very cool.

I looked on Ravelry and since you're on there I'll link to some patterns there that would look neat in a self striping yarn.
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/groovy-socks
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/jaywalker
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/chevron-sock-pattern

If it's not self striping maybe a ribbed sock. :shrug:

Newbie2Knitting
01-15-2009, 04:04 PM
Thanks. It's not a self-striping, though. the colors changes every 1-1/2 to 2" or so and I was hoping to use this yarn in one of the Ravelry group challenges. This month's challenge is to use a pattern from an online knitting magazine or do a beaded sock. Since I'm SO not ready to do anything beaded, I thought I'd stick w/the easier route. ;)

ETA: LOVING the jaywalker socks. Those are gonna have to be my next project.

Jan in CA
01-15-2009, 05:31 PM
ETA: LOVING the jaywalker socks. Those are gonna have to be my next project.

:thumbsup: That yarn would be pretty even with the shorter color runs in that pattern.

Newbie2Knitting
01-15-2009, 07:50 PM
Thanks a ton! :)