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08 August, 2010
Sock It To Me!
I have quite a few balls of Bernat Jr. Jacquards in my stash. I like it very much and have knit several baby cardigan/hats/sock sets with it and will likely do more. I Pulled out a ball and decided to make baby socks for my craft sale stock. When I make items with self patterning yarn I usually just let the colour changes happen when they want to but after I had finished the first two socks I realized that the pattern repeat was quite large and I wasn't really happy with the socks as a pair as the colour stripes were wide and not even the same colours appeared on such a small project. But I also do not want to waste yarn trying to match up the pattern, so I just kept on knitting socks (tiny baby socks) and I expected that sooner or later I would have a pair. Guess what, sock number seven was almost an exact repeat of sock number one. So I just kept on knitting and as I completed each sock they became pairs. I got to sock number eleven and was at the end of the ball. I went back to my stash, checked out a few balls and found one that was almost at the same place in the pattern. I think I only had to discard about 20 inches of yarn to get to the repeat of the pattern. Now I have six pairs (matching pairs) of baby socks and one less ball in my stash. The pairs are not exact matches but very close. I have numbered them although they are not likely the order that they were knit.
I really am a sock nut but I am also working hard on my last sample of Jr. Compass. When finish I will have four samples, out of the five sizes that the pattern contains. I will have size 2, 4, 6 & 10 and a couple of hats to match very soon and the pattern will be posted on Patternfish as soon as the photos are finished.