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Topic: hogwart's flavored self striping sock yarn -lots of pictures  (Read 9111 times)
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« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2008 02:27:22 AM »

Wow, I have to try that!

I've wanted to dye self-striping yarn for a while and the idea of dying it in Harry Potter colours is great!

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« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2008 12:13:54 PM »

I thought someone might be interested.  So, here's the yarn being worked up by my partner into a headscarf:


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« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2009 07:30:41 AM »


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« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2009 11:37:16 PM »

That turned out super well.
« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2011 07:17:04 AM »

Is there  a certain spacing for the colors in making it self-striping?  Or is it just that the colors change abruptly, as opposed to flowing into each other like variegated yarn?

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« Reply #15 on: May 19, 2011 10:29:23 AM »

what makes it self striping is that the colors are spaced far enough apart from each other that each color makes a distinct stripe - at least 2 rows wide - when you knit the sock.

A (handdyed) variegated yarn generally has a color repeat which is 2-4 yards long (due to the constraints of dyeing in one's kitchen, I can't answer for commercial yarns) whereas a stripe will need at least 2 yards (but 3 is better) per color, so the color repeat is generally much larger. I usually do between 14 yards and 30 for the color repeat for 4-6 colors.

The color is just personal choice...  Wink

Of course, upon reflection, it would have been better to include a picture of what it knits up as...

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