Posted by Amy | Posted in Guest Blog | Posted on 03-11-2015
Tags: regia, sock knitting
Part 2 of Winwick Mum‘s guest blog post………..
Black Sheep Wools have six colours in stock: Cinnamon Colour, Wood Colour, Fresh Colour, Waterfall Colour, Moor Colour and Oriental Colour. They’re all striped in exactly the same way and are suitable for either men or women, which makes them pretty versatile.
I mentioned last time that I was following the guide on the ball band for a pair of size 6 socks. The ball band doesn’t give you a pattern so you will need to know how to knit a pair of socks (and don’t forget that there are free tutorials on my blog at www.winwickmum.blogspot.com that can help you, so don’t be put off!) but it’s helpful to have the ball band guide so that your socks and stripes line up. And boy, do they line up! I am seriously impressed!
The ball band says that with a 64 stitch cast on, you will knit 5cm of the first colour.
Look at that! You’re impressed too, aren’t you? And wait, there’s more. The ball band also says that after the cuff there will be seven stripes of colour before the start of the heel.
Seven stripes exactly and I was ready to start my heel! The rest of the sock is plain colour knitting which is less exciting, but I raced down the foot of the first sock eager to find the yellow marker that would tell me where to start my second sock. It was easy to find in the centre of the ball – you just finish off your sock and then keep pulling the yarn out until you find the yellow yarn again. Then you find the point where the yellow ends in exactly the same way as you did with your first sock and off you go.
I was interested to see just how close a match these socks were going to be. I was very careful about where I started both socks, but even so, I expected that it might be just a little bit out – after all, dyeing yarn isn’t an exact science … or is it?
It would appear that it is! I was stunned and, being a stickler for matching socks, delighted to see how well they turned out. I would definitely consider using this yarn again – it’s certainly an easy way to get a Pairfect pair of socks!