Stripes or STRIPES

I snapped a picture of my Lion Brand ‘Magic Stripes’ sock yarn, colorway ‘Lumberjack Black’, because I always find it interesting to compare how a self-striping yarn looks in the skein. . .

519 skein

with how it looks once knit up. This is the ribbed turtleneck part of a neckwarmer I’m making for DH. We’ve both Very Happy with its subtle stripes. Yay!

519 yarn and cowl

I knew the turtleneck would look different from the striped socks on the yarn’s label

519 yarn label

because not only is a turtleneck about twice the diameter of a sock but also the Sunny Neck Warmer pattern by Alla Saenko uses the Thermal Rib stitch of 4 rounds ribbing, 1 round knit, 1 round purl, which I knew would break up at least some of the yarn’s stripes.

519 Thermal Rib texture

Still, I was Very Surprised when I saw the striped socks in this yarn’s Ravelry project photos. Wow, talk about a different look; talk about Bold! wince. I can’t imagine DH wearing socks or anything else with such wide stripes unless I toned them down with a dip in some grey dye! – I, however, would love wearing those boldly striped socks. . . at least during Christmastime. lol. I could make them with pointy toes and pretend I’m an elf!

I can’t wait to knit the neckwarmer’s ‘bib’. – I plan to adapt the bib pattern from the Neck Warmer for Kids by Ann Marie of the Life in Yonder blog. – I’m anxious to see how this yarn will look when knitted flat (back and forth) rather than in-the-round. My guess is it’s going to look alot like those socks! If I’m right, I hope DH will be fine with it since the bib will end up tucked deep inside the neck of his somber black coat.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Knitting, Scarves and Cowls and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to Stripes or STRIPES

  1. Nice! I may do something like this to wear when walking the dog. It was cold with wind but no where near what you’re getting ready to experience. Stay warm.

    • Yes, we’ll be needing lots of warm woolies tomorrow night. The forecast says the temp may go to -13 with a windchill as low as -23! Yowza!! Sounds like a good night to stay in and knit. 😀

      You stay warm too!

  2. Eboo says:

    I’m making solid colour socks at the moment, but would like to try some self-striping yarn soon. 🙂

    • Ooooh, I bet you’ll enjoy knitting with self-striping sock yarn – I know I do! Once I’d made a few pairs of self-striping socks I moved on to self-striping hats, mittens, fingerless mitts and now, my first self-striping neckwarmer. Fun, fun!!

      It just occurred to me – I’ve never actually knit a pair of solid-colored socks. Hunh.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s