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