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Old 06-16-2007, 05:39 PM   #1
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multi-yarn sock questions
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i am doing a sock where i am going to be changing yarn colors about every 11 rows, which, in gauge, is about 1/4 inch. Would this be something where I could carry the yarn up like if I did some kind of twisty thing every other row or is that not cool for socks? I really am not a fan of joining new colors in the round, so was trying to avoid it, but I will if necessary.

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Old 06-16-2007, 09:00 PM   #2
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I haven't made striped socks, but I would definitely carry the yarn up the 1/4 of an inch. All those ends would be much worse to deal with, I'd think.
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Yep carry them up. Are you sure your row gauge is actually 44 rows per inch"
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Definitely carry the yarn. I was trying to be 'good' when knitting a pair of fair isle socks and cut the yarn rather than carrying it. The weaving-in of ends was a nightmare (small stitches plus floats = ). Fortunately, I only made that mistake on the first sock. The finishing work on the second was much easier
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Yeah, twist and carry....fyi...pain in the butt no matter which way you do it! BUT, it will make a fabulous sock, very much worth the pain in buttedness!
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eep, no, that was some bad math... the gauge is like 48 rows per FOUR inches, so it will be more like an inch.... still ok to carry?

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I'd still carry. Especially in high wool content it will felt and stick to the fabric after a couple of wears or washes. If you know how to lock strands in, you might want to do that every 1/2 inch or so. If you pull it too tightly between stripes, it will bunch up, but don't leave it loose either.
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