Fake it as you make it by Valerie Johnson

Fake it as you make it

Knitting
January 2019
Light Fingering ?
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
150 - 400 yards (137 - 366 m)
Ladies, Mens
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Not long after I started knitting, my Mom took me to one of her guild meetings. That night there was a talk on slip stitches.
I was fascinated that you could do colourwork without working two yarns at the same time. My skills weren’t up to stranded colourwork, but this I could definitely manage.
While my skills have advanced since then, it’s still nice to fall back on simplicity to create something intricate.
By pairing two contrasting yarns, you can create a sock that looks like stranded colourwork, but its only ever knit with one colour at a time. The result is a colourful, textured sock with a million options for colours. Pair a busy yarn with a calm one and watch the magic happen.