Sunday, December 10, 2006

Controlling Stripes

There are lots of self-striping yarns available, and many of them are quite beautiful. But if you like to control your stripes, use more than one color yarn. It's been a few years since I have worked with more than one color yarn, and then it was a tentative, learning, and brief encounter resulting in only a couple finished items.

But the book Knitting on the Road by Nancy Bush, and in particular the Hiiumaa pattern, has enticed me to try again. They were inspired by a mismatched pair of socks that she found on the Estonian island of Hiiumaa. Mismatched! Of course, that is a possibility with the pair that I am knitting, too. Hopefully, they will only be slightly mismatched at the finish...

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