May 22, 2004


I didn’t put any photos in my last entry because I was too lazy to go get the camera and take pictures of the completed and started socks. But I’ve managed to overcome my inertia briefly, so here they are. The finished pair:


And the sock-in-progress:


I don’t know how well you can see this in the finished pair, but the yarn did not variegate the same way in the two socks, and so did not form the same patterns — this is perhaps due to the balls being wound different directions by the manufacturer (so that the pattern is reversed), or there may be some other reason that escapes me. Also, due to some problems with pattern reading on my part there are more stitches around the foot than around the leg, meaning that there are different patterns on those two sections on the same sock, as well. In fact, there are four distinct patterns in these two socks, all produced by the exact same yarn (left foot, right foot, left leg, right leg):


While this means that the socks don’t match exactly, it doesn’t bother me; but it does surprise me a little that there could be such variation.

I hope everyone’s enjoying the long weekend!

Posted by Aven at May 22, 2004 05:02 PM

I love your “fraternal twin” socks — that’s so cool! I made some socks w/Lion Brand Magic Stripe yarn, and though they both came out stripey, the stripes were in a different configuration … like you, though, it didn’t bother me — I thought it was kind of fun. :)

Posted by: chris at May 22, 2004 05:44 PM

Oh dear, I was afraid all that self-patterning stuff was too good to be true. I do have 2 skeins of it at home, just haven’t been bitten by the sock bug so far - one of these days it will call my name from it’s comfy little basket.

Posted by: Patty at May 23, 2004 02:54 PM

Aven, I’ve never seen a pair of variegated socks that match! Unless the yarn is specifically self-patterning or -striping, they always come out with different colour blobs in different places. Yours look great. I like the spiral on the left leg.

Posted by: alison at May 27, 2004 01:56 AM