Continuing on with Dorothy’s Slipped Stitch Spiral knit sock pattern, I bring you a tri-color pair.
Yarns used: Soles & More in the green/blue colorway, Trekking XXL color 803 (orange/purple/brown), and Reggio exclusive self-striping yarn in primary colors #705.
I managed to get three pairs of socks out of the Trekking yarn and I still have some left over. I needed ball number two of two balls of the Soles & More to complete the second sock in this pair and have plenty leftover for another pair. One ball of the Reggio was plenty for this pattern. I still have another one.
I love this pattern. (Can you tell?!) It’s interesting to see how the colors play with each other and when each color or pattern changes. Plus I’m using up yarn that I bought years ago thinking I would like the colors/patterning but realizing that that wasn’t the case.
The Reggio was self-striping and the colors were not equally divided stripes so one sock has more red than the other. I suppose I could have cut the yarn when I started the heel so the red would be more dominant on the foot but since the stripes and patterns weren’t going to match up anyway, I decided not to change it. Weaving in another loose end was also a factor.
I’ve got ANOTHER pair on my needles! Using three colors: two self striping and one self-patterning. You’ve seen two of the colorways but I’ve added a different third one for this next pair.
I haven’t done much knitting on the sleeveless top I was working on but I did make another pair of socks using Dorothy’s Slipped-Stitch-Spiral sock pattern. This was the same XXL Trekking plus a different colorway of another bargain (97 cent) sock yarn. It was self-striping as opposed to self-patterning.
I thought I was going to run out of the striped yarn so I used the Trekking for the second heel. Turns out I probably had enough.
The pink and pale yellow make these pair much brighter than the previous pair. I don’t know if that’s a good thing or not. They are just different.
I’m loving this pattern so much that I started a third pair using three different balls of yarn! Stay tuned for those…