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Same Socks, Fourth Verse [Feb. 29th, 2016|01:17 pm]
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Images taken about noon today, February 29, of the "Bitterroot" socks still in progress.

Yarns were named in the previous post.

Yarn colors do not always photograph the way they look in real life, so some of these have been tinkered with in the photo software.  They are now *closer* to how I see them.    In the first image, above, the lower sock (nearer) has the heel side up and the heel sticking up hides most of the foot; the upper sock has the heel side down.  The first stripe on each sock, at the ankle, is navy blue; the next is royal purple.

Here's a closeup of the heel detail , including turn, of the longer sock.


Although the heel flap is in the eye of partridge stitch that I like for heel reinforcement and padding, it doesn't look the same at all in this strongly variegated yarn as it does in a solid color, or less strongly variegated yarn, where it looks much more "waffle on an angle," as below. 


Here's a better picture of the sock foot design as it's nearing completion.


The left sock is almost to the transition back to the MC yarn for the toe, after another one or two more rows of the dark green.  It's attached to both the its own multi-colored yarn and the green yarn (center, above) The right sock has only its purple stripe and the multi stripe beyond that.  It's presently attached only to its ball of the multi-colored yarn, but is about to start its red stripe.  I'm saving yarn (and weaving in of ends) but continug the mutli-yarn up the stripes, knitting the two yarns together every second or third row.   I will hold the left sock at the point of starting toe decreases, and take the left one to the same level.  I'd like to finish this pair by my birthday, a week from today, as a present to myself.  (There are a lot of ends to weave in.)

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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2016-03-02 02:23 am (UTC)
Wearing plus washing evens things out to some degree. The greatest unevenness is on the sole of the sock, where I knit one or two stitches with both yarns when I change colors, and also if I carry one color up to its next appearance. (The one carried needs to be tied in every 2-3 rows.) On the sole of my foot, my weight presses the doubled stitches as flat as the others. Is that what you wanted to know?

Washing and wearing also even out many unevennesses (if not too great) in the fabric caused by knitter's change of tension. Like most knitters, my tension varies a little from session to session (and can depend on tiredness, emotional stress, other physical/emotional factors.)

If yarns are of different thickness (the purple in these socks is definitely a little thicker than the Mountain Colors (MC) yarn and since I've not used it before, I don't know how it will be have when washed. I know how the Ella rae Classic and Cascade 220 yarns behave.
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[User Picture]From: fair_witness
2016-03-02 11:54 am (UTC)
Looking good!
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2016-03-02 03:38 pm (UTC)
Both socks are now on the toe decreases. Progress
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