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Old 07-01-2012, 02:40 PM   #1
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short color repeat sock??
Not really sure how to phrase this question, but I was about 3/4 of the way done with a pair of socks for my husband and I just ripped them out. I haven't liked them since I started them and I decided no point in finishing them if I don't like them. My biggest problem is that the yarn is hand dyed and the color repeats are just too short so the socks looked dumb. I can't pick new yarn b/c this was done in his alumni colors and he was very excited to have the socks...is there a way to mask the short repeats?
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Old 07-01-2012, 04:16 PM   #2
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That is a problem. One of the tricks for awkward repeats is to use two balls of yarn at the same time, alternating them every row or every other row but I don't know of any tricks for repeats that are too short.
Sometimes it's not easy but I have knit a few things in yarn chosen by someone else that wasn't especially to my liking. Can you search for yarn in the same colors with longer stretches of each color?
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Old 07-01-2012, 04:30 PM   #3
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What is the problem? Is the color pooling?What yarn is it?
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