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Old 01-25-2008, 01:58 PM   #1
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Best sock patterns for REALLY variegated yarn?
Hey everyone! My amaaazing swap partner got my the prettiest Araucania Ranco Multy sock yarn:



You can't even come close to seeing all the colors in the picture, but this yarn has blues, purples, greens, reds, pinks, browns, creams, and most every combination thereof. I want to show off the gorgeous, vibrant colors without confusing them in a stitch pattern, but I want to do something more than a plain stockinette. I'm looking for the PERFECT sock pattern for very colorful variegated yummy yarn

Any idears?
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Old 01-25-2008, 02:28 PM   #2
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The first thing I thought when seeing that yarn was a nice mistake rib stitch. I can't tell ya why, just me free associating.
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Old 01-25-2008, 02:31 PM   #3
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Wow! Does it pet as nicely as it looks?
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Old 01-25-2008, 02:38 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by knit2btied View Post
Wow! Does it pet as nicely as it looks?
Mmhmm! It's 75 wool/25 poly and it just feels like a nice, beautiful, great quality sock yarn. Melovesit
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Old 01-25-2008, 03:14 PM   #5
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http://www.ptyarn.com/hanaumabay.html

This is one of the few patterns I think works well w/a varigated yarn.
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Old 01-25-2008, 05:48 PM   #6
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omg!!! that is sooo pretty! im getting WOOOOOZZY just thinking about what you could knit up with that!! ill be on the lookout for a nice pattern!
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Old 01-26-2008, 02:31 AM   #7
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Blehhhhhhh! I decided upon Garter stitch ribbing. And I seriously got past halfway through the GUSSETT DECREASES and was like, Oh sheesh. This yarn deserves better. So I frogged.

:( I wanna knit this up now!!!! lol

Is it possible that plain st st really might be the best sock for a really busy yarn?
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That is such beautiful yarn, Rachel. Your swap partner has excellent taste!

I'm going to frog two inches of a pattern I started with some Opal yesterday and do the pattern listed above, it's beautiful.
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I think that many slipped stitch patterns work nicely for variegated yarns. if you are designing your own, I believe that lionbrand.com and knittingonthenet.com have a section with stitch patterns. And, of course, there are the ever popular Barbara Walker stitch dictionaries. all you need to do (or what i do anyway) is email the publisher, with these books, it's Meg Swansen's Schoolhouse Publishing and ask for permission to use the st. patterns from the BW books in your patterns and then Meg asks that you simply state that the pattern was found in Barbara Walkers's "a treasury of knitting patterns # whatever".
Oh, Barbara Walker's books are FANASTIC, I have 1 & 2 and they are great! I MUST get 3 & 4!!
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You may need to get past the ribbing, be it garter stitch or standard 2x2 ribbing, and into your chosen stitch pattern before you scrap it. I would think, though, that garter ribbing would look better then 2x2. Maybe a 3x1 would look good. Garter ribbing is usually only 4-6 rows.

But put your main thoughts into the leg's stitch pattern - afterall there will only be 1/2"-2" of the ribbing.

I do think really buzy yarns really do look best in pain stockinette.
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