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Old 04-18-2007, 10:45 PM   #1
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hey sock knitters!

i have some lovely self striping yarn, want to do SOME kind of pattern, but obviously nothing too intricate to get lost in the stripes. SKS has a couple chevron patterns, but I'm not in love with them. any ideas?

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Old 04-18-2007, 10:47 PM   #2
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I've used a 2X2 rib with a mock cable every 4th row. That makes a nice fitted sock that doesn't bore you to death.
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like the K2, P2 for 3 rows, then a K2tog without dropping the sts off and K the 1st stitch again kinda thing?

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Originally Posted by boyforpele13
like the K2, P2 for 3 rows, then a K2tog without dropping the sts off and K the 1st stitch again kinda thing?

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Precisely! I keep that pattern down over the instep, then switch to stockinette to shape the toe.
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Old 04-18-2007, 11:08 PM   #5
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Oh gosh...I did the chevron and just LOVED the way the socks came out! I have gotten more compliments on these socks too!

You could always do a simple SS stitch...would definitely allow the striping to strut its stuff.
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Old 04-18-2007, 11:11 PM   #6
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you might have talked me back into it. i started the ridged feather from SKS book and i like the way it looked, but dropped a stitch somewhere and couldn't find it and got mad and ripped. this yarn is cursed, i swear! maybe i'll give it another shot though.

that will lead me to a post in the how-to section, though, on how to make YOs look at least somewhat even, haven't figured that one out yet.
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Sean, have you seen this or this?

They both maintain the stripes, with a little edginess!
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Originally Posted by boyforpele13
you might have talked me back into it. i started the ridged feather from SKS book and i like the way it looked, but dropped a stitch somewhere and couldn't find it and got mad and ripped. this yarn is cursed, i swear! maybe i'll give it another shot though.
Oh, I do like the ridged feather too! I think those are very nice patterns to use with self-striping yarn.
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you know, i might just try broadripple... i did look at it, but hadn't considered it because i was too lazy to modify for size and yarn, but all i need to do is add 14 stitches and i'd be good to go. thanks!
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Broad ripple has two different patterns.
Are you using something with a comparable gauge to Lorna's Laces ?

If you go to the pattern for it on knitty and email Rob at the bottom, he will send you the modified one.

I made them and thought they were wonderful.
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