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.
Number 1
Number 2
Number 3
Number 4
Number 5
Number 6
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.

MommaBearKnits on and on. 

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1 comment:

  1. It's so cool to see the pairs. Amazing how it all comes around again and you get the pairs.