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Old 04-13-2006, 02:18 AM   #1
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Hello to All,

I am now starting to knit socks!!!!! My firend/instructor has me knitting using the Moda Dea Sassy Stripes. I had already used the yarn once before but made a hat. My question is, does anybody know how they make the yarn so it comes out with stripes and patterns? Do they have a foot mold they wrap the yarn around then color it accordingly? I was just wondering. Now back to knitting my sock :XX:



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Old 04-13-2006, 09:32 AM   #2
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it's a mystery, a big ole mystery to me!!!
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Old 04-13-2006, 11:02 AM   #3
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Dunno either. I often wonder about it, though, when knitting with stripey yarns. I just bought some Moda sock yarn. How do you like yours? I love the colours, and the bit thicker weight of it. samm who hopes someone here can answer our mystery...
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It is interesting how it turns out. I imagine they take an average and dye accordingly. I'm sure it doesn't line up exactly each row, but you'd never notice in the long run.
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I have a book about dyeing stripes, you have to dye every x number of feet in Color A, then Color B, etc....LOL, of course, u can see I've not dyed any :rofling:
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Old 04-13-2006, 11:59 AM   #6
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You're too busy knitting socks, Becka, to actually take the time to dye the self-striping yarn
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Old 04-13-2006, 12:03 PM   #7
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um, yeah its called "magic."

Gosh thats a good question.
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I've seen these websites about it and would like to try it someday. I made a hat with the Sassy Stripes (forgot to post it!! ) and just love how it came out. I'm making socks with KP Simple Stripes now and it coming out in more defined stripes. Amazing really and I'm SOOOOOOOOO glad someone figured this out because all that changing of colors would be a pain!

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Old 04-13-2006, 01:24 PM   #9
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Jan! You are awesome! What cool sites.
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Opal says they design their self-patterning yarns electronically, and the color is applied by computer to the undyed yarn as it is wound into balls. So it allows for a lot of intricacies in the pattern, but the dye isn't fully penetrated into the yarn like it is for conventional dying processes. The Moda Dea yarn looks similar - perhaps it's created in the same way.
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