Today’s word is stripes in the #yarnlovechallenge When I first started knitting with variegated yarn I didn’t care if the socks looked alike or not. Then I read many knitting blogs and realized that I could easily make the sock look alike by just making sure to note where between colors I cast on and then pull out the yarn till I find the same place on the second sock.

It’s actually quite simple. Maybe the colors are off by a row or two but that’s fine, it’s not something you notice, and the result is great.

The best is when the yarn is very variegated but in a specific order, like the yarn in the pictures, then it’s easy to pick up where to start.

Not all yarn is as easy though. The other pair of socks was not as easy though. There was no method in the madness, so to speak, and I had to settle for socks that were siblings instead of twins.

That was a bit of a bummer but I still think they are very pretty. I like how they shift from dark to light depending on color. It was my first time with this yarn and I really liked it, I will use it again.

The blue socks were an experiment, I wanted to try another sock pattern for once. I must say, I didn’t like it very much. The socks turned out pretty enough but they are not Business casual. For the pink ones I went back to homebase and I felt much better. Ah, Business casual, let’s never part again!

Pattern: Prairie Spring by devonshire Knots. Yarn: Drops Fabel from Garnstudio, color 522 turquoise/blue. Mods: I did my usual heel and I re-did the pattern after picking upp stitches for the gusset, I didn’t understand the pattern so I pretty much winged it. On every row I added one stitchin one end I also decreased one at the other end.

Pattern: Business Casual by Tanis Lavallee. Yarn: Zauberball Crazy from Schoppel-Wolle, color 2095 Indisch Rosa. No mods.