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:
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...
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!
Techniques for self striping Dying self striping yarn
When asking questions ALWAYS post the name and a link for the pattern if you have it.
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.