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boyforpele13 06-16-2007 05:39 PM

multi-yarn sock questions
hey all!

i am doing a sock where i am going to be changing yarn colors about every 11 rows, which, in gauge, is about 1/4 inch. Would this be something where I could carry the yarn up like if I did some kind of twisty thing every other row or is that not cool for socks? I really am not a fan of joining new colors in the round, so was trying to avoid it, but I will if necessary.

Thanks!!! :)

Ingrid 06-16-2007 09:00 PM

I haven't made striped socks, but I would definitely carry the yarn up the 1/4 of an inch. All those ends would be much worse to deal with, I'd think.

redwitch 06-16-2007 11:50 PM

Yep carry them up. Are you sure your row gauge is actually 44 rows per inch"

Angelia 06-17-2007 06:54 AM

Definitely carry the yarn. I was trying to be 'good' when knitting a pair of fair isle socks and cut the yarn rather than carrying it. The weaving-in of ends was a nightmare (small stitches plus floats = :zombie:). Fortunately, I only made that mistake on the first sock. The finishing work on the second was much easier ;)

rebecca 06-17-2007 09:43 AM

Yeah, twist and in the butt no matter which way you do it! BUT, it will make a fabulous sock, very much worth the pain in buttedness!

boyforpele13 06-17-2007 11:21 PM

eep, no, that was some bad math... the gauge is like 48 rows per FOUR inches, so it will be more like an inch.... still ok to carry?

thanks so much!

redwitch 06-18-2007 06:34 AM

I'd still carry. Especially in high wool content it will felt and stick to the fabric after a couple of wears or washes. If you know how to lock strands in, you might want to do that every 1/2 inch or so. If you pull it too tightly between stripes, it will bunch up, but don't leave it loose either.

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