What the HK is on your Needles? Vol. 15

The end of August brought with it the end of another successful Hazel Knits knitalong. This time we experimented with variegated yarns in an attempt to find patterns that play well with those sometimes difficult multicolours.

And find patterns, we did!

Here are some of my favourites in Artisan Sock.

Jen (ravname: jenmag) knit up a very interesting pair of Rock and Weave socks in an older club colour, It's a Wrap. The sideways knit cuff and buttons are definitiely a departure from standard sock making and certainly work well with a variegated yarn.

The sideways knit cuff seems to work so well that Christy (ravname: ChristyH) found another pattern using this technique. Christy knit this awesome pair of Pinata socks in another club colour, Autumn Bounty.

One pattern that almost always seems to work (as if by magic) with variegated yarns is the Monkey sock. I knit a pair of these myself for this KAL and so did Christine (ravname: louelivert). Check out her exciting Monkey socks knit in Alki Reflection.

Ravname: Faith chose to knit a pair of Lil Bit Socks in the seldom seen, but super fun, variegated colour, Purple Hazel. And they turned out great!

Chocolatier is a very subtle tone on tone variegated yarn that most people don't even realize is variegated at first. This delicious colourway looks very sophisticated in these classically cabled BFF socks knit by Hanna (ravname: Chanala).

Another great way to find success with a variegated yarn is to use a slip stitch pattern like Gail (ravname: GailG) did when she chose to knit these stunning Everyone Outta the Pool socks in Sailor's Delight, one of Wendee's original colours.

And finally, something a little different. When knit on a much smaller scale variegated yarns don't pool so much as they stripe. Keisha (ravname: KittenLion) took advantage of this fact when she designed this fun pair of Flip Flops using Olympic Rainforest. They look so cozy. Like Fall Flip Flops for those who aren't ready to give up their favourite summer shoes.

Once again, thanks to everyone for allowing me to share their projects.

Are you participating in our current KAL? Have you started the new mystery sock? The mystery is underway with clue #2 due in a couple of days. It's not too late to join in the fun. So far the pattern is turning out to be very fun and quite interesting. I wonder what will happen with the next clue?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was a fun KAL. I hope to do many more.

September 7, 2011 at 3:04 AM  

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