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redheadrachel 01-29-2008 12:52 PM

Knitting in a motif?
Hey everyone! As those of you who read my posts may already know, I'm knitting three pairs of Monkey socks for my friends, in red and yellow and luscious bluey-green. I want to knit in ISAIAH 52:7 on the bottom of these, probably at the end right as I begin the toe decreases. I had originally planned on just stranding which I think would be really cool. Only problem is, one of the pairs is a really beautiful lemony yellow, and it is absolutely unacceptable for the stranded color to bleed - it would just completely ruin these socks! I was thinking about maybe writing it with purl bumps, which would be cool because it would be really subtle, kind of like secret scripture socks. But I did a little swatch, and it's completely illegible.

So, I'd rather not include the scripture on the bottom than have something bleed onto her pretty yellow socks. But I really want to include the scriptures on their socks (I'm not about to include them on the bottom of the red and bluey-green ones and not on the yellow...) because it's super important to me/us.

So any ideas?

Debkcs 01-29-2008 01:24 PM

I like the verse, Rachel, read it on

Don't have a solution for you, just wanted to say that you are a lovely person to make socks with special meaning for your friends.

redheadrachel 01-29-2008 04:19 PM

Perhaps I could write it with knit stitches, if they have a block of purls ALL around making an even square to set them out?

I'll swatch and we'll see. I reaaaally wanna do this ;)

redheadrachel 01-29-2008 05:38 PM

I kind of want it to be like the dishcloths that people make, with different words and stuff in them... I just can't get it to work.
Maybe if the words are slightly larger, and done in garter stitch instead of reverse stockinette?

Abbily 01-29-2008 05:40 PM

Maybe I've missed something... but what if you knit the lettering in white or in a slightly different yellow? Perhaps that, combined with knitting them in purl bumps, would make it stand out enough to be legible.

What a wonderful idea!

redheadrachel 01-29-2008 06:03 PM

lol I only have one real question: Why didn't I think of white? :P Thanks!

Ingrid 01-29-2008 11:20 PM

And who's to say that a darker color would bleed? (Unless you've tried it with a swatch.)

I've knit many colored garments and nothing has ever bled.:shrug:

bethany 01-30-2008 10:22 AM

I'm guessing that you have patterns for the alphabet for illusion knitting? If not

white or different yellow would look great! Very sweet...

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