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A Simple Sock 11
Finished
April 30, 2016
May 8, 2016
Project info
A Simple Sock 11
Knitting
Miranda (Xmas 19)
One Size
Needles & yarn
US 0 - 2.0 mm
US 1 - 2.25 mm
Koigu Premium Merino (KPM)
84 yards in stash
0.02 skeins = 3.5 yards (3.2 meters), 1 grams
71
Blue
EweKnit in Toronto, Ontario
December 27, 2013
Koigu Premium Merino (KPM)
none left in stash
0.02 skeins = 3.5 yards (3.2 meters), 1 grams
N/A
Purple
EweKnit in Toronto, Ontario
April 9, 2016
madelinetosh Tosh Sock
121 yards in stash
33 grams
Natural/Undyed
EweKnit in Toronto, Ontario
April 9, 2016
Notes

Bust the Stash Project 14

Use a combo of these 3 colours to make striped socks…

OK, with math I figured out that I’ll use 37.5g per sock. For 4 repeats of 3 colours (of 9.37g in each quarter of the sock), given my ratios, I’ll do this:

Light blue - 6 rows
Beige - 8 rows
Purple - 4 rows
Light blue - 6 rows
Purple - 4 rows
Beige - 8 rows

01-05-2016

Man, this is tricky. Carrying up 2 strands of yarn (cuz I’m using 3 diff colours) is not particularly invisible in some spots. Mind you, I am learning as I go. Instead of just knitting a stockinette sock, now I have to remember to do all the following:

  • Keep my skeins of yarn from becoming a tangled mess (I hate this about colour work.)
  • Carry up the yarns every row such that they don’t show (can’t always go in the same direction with the twisting of the yarn or the colours can show through - it’s a very strange thing. Seems to owe more to magic than science).
  • Remember to do the jogless jog on the first stitch of the second second row of the new colour (pick up right leg of the stitch below and knit it with the current stitch)
  • Remember when to switch colours (it’s harder to keep this straight than you’d imagine - esp. when you’re thinking of everything at the same time).

08-05-2016

In the end, I decided that carrying up 2 strands each round was too bulky and affected the tension too much. So I just cut the ends and made sure to twist the yarns when I started a new round. It was a lot of end weaving but the socks look better this way. And I hate it when balls of yarn get continually tangled, as three colours always do. Did the jogless jog.

08-05-2016

Used 33 g Tosh, 23 g Koigu light blue and 14 g Koigu purple in the end.

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About this pattern
Personal pattern (not in Ravelry)
About this yarn
by madelinetosh
Fingering
100% Merino
395 yards

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About this yarn
by Koigu
Fingering
100% Merino
175 yards / 50 grams

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KristinM100's adjectives for this yarn
  1. Totally inconsistent (dye sometimes runs, wool sometimes felts)
  2. Good stitch definition
  • Originally queued: April 27, 2016
  • Project created: April 30, 2016
  • Finished: May 8, 2016
  • Updated: January 11, 2020
  • Progress updates: 4 updates