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Old 07-24-2013, 10:40 PM   #1
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Manly sock needed for self striping yarn
I need to get back to some yarn I bought to knit socks for the hubby. Problem is that it is hand painted, self striping....the stripes are inconsistant. I really want to have some sort of pattern for the cuff. I get soooo bored doing k3p1 for 12". Problem is that I cannot find a "manly" pattern that will look good with the striping yarn. Do I need to just suck it up and do knit purl or is there something I am missing about picking a stitch pattern?
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Old 07-24-2013, 10:42 PM   #2
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Some socks are stockinette for most of the cuff with a ribbed top. Would that be better? I guess if you wanted, you could do garter stitch. Have you looked at ravelry?
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K3P1 for yards of knitting is hateful.
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I only do 1.5" of ribbing and then knit the rest of the sock plain, but I have this free pattern stashed away for future use which might work for you.

Free Tanis Fiber Arts pattern
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This is another nice free pattern that I have in my folder:

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Those sock patterns are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!
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