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« on: September 06, 2006 03:02:15 PM »

i bought some self striping yarn today (3 skeins). i am planning on making a pair of irish hiking wrist warmers. my question is how do i get the wrist warmers to have the same stripes? do i have to roll the yarns into balls together and cut them off so they start and end with the same colors?
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2006 03:38:32 PM »

Depends how regular the striping sequence of the yarn is.  If it's very regular, you can just unroll the yarn till it's at the same point in the striping pattern on each ball and knit from there.  (For example, if the stripes go blue-red-white-blue-red-white on both balls, cut off each ball at the start of the "red," say, and you should be fine.)  One work of caution--make sure the stripes go in the same order on both balls.  Sometimes you get one that's been wound backwards in the factory (white-red-blue-white-red-blue).

On the other hand, if you've got something like Trekking XXL, you're doomed to fraternal twins.  The stripes will never match--best not to drive yourself nuts trying to get them to. Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2006 05:31:50 PM »

yeah that makes sense. i think that this yarn isnt very regular though... Sad
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« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2006 08:20:20 PM »

Ussually (example kureon) if you get the same dyelot you will have similar stripes, depends on how commericlly produced the yarn isnthough. if it was me, in my kitchen, with some koolaid, re-using the same koolaid as i do skein after skein, you would have clown like similarity, but kureon is made in a factory....and they have these stupid things called "staaandards". those poop faces.

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