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Old 03-15-2015, 02:57 PM   #1
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What to do with "ugly" yarn
Ugly Duckling Socks

It's a sock pattern but the idea should work with any yarn...I'm thinking of RHSS Blacklight right now...
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Old 03-15-2015, 03:59 PM   #2
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Ugly Duckling Socks

It's a sock pattern but the idea should work with any yarn...I'm thinking of RHSS Blacklight right now...
i like this idea, so i've saved the pdf in my 'coming up soon' folder... but, i'm concerned about slipping the same stitches twice. is that a 'rarely used but still standard' practice?

also there's the whole issue of converting it from cuff-down to toe-up.

and swatching, to figure out how her "women's medium" translates...
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i'm concerned about slipping the same stitches twice.
It works, honest. I haven't made these socks, but have used a similar pattern many times. The slipped stitches are what give the thick, cushy texture to the whole thing. You can do a similar pattern in regular stranded colorwork, but it isn't as puffy and you have floats to deal with.
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I was thinking most any yarn confined into squares like that would have a very different look and the colors would take on a whole different appeal.
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I don't think those are ugly at all!
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I don't think those are ugly at all!
I have yarns that look lovely until I try to work them up and then I don't like them much at all. I thought this looked like a way to enjoy them more.
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Originally Posted by XtopherCB View Post
i like this idea, so i've saved the pdf in my 'coming up soon' folder... but, i'm concerned about slipping the same stitches twice. is that a 'rarely used but still standard' practice?

also there's the whole issue of converting it from cuff-down to toe-up.

and swatching, to figure out how her "women's medium" translates...
It looks to be a 4 st. repeat. Toe up, knit to fit, if needed you can adjust st count to a mulitple of 4 and work the pattern. Many slip stitch mosaic patterns could be used on a sock. I like this one because it's simple and frames squares of the colors. Don't go making it hard!

I found a couple of links to pique your interest.

Slip in Some Color @ knitty.com

BTW my bag I blame on you is mosaic knitting for the front panel.

Introduction to Mosaic Knitting – Part 1
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