Monday, September 2, 2013

Kinky Knitting

Ribbed Cuff Socks
64 stitches
size 2 needles
Remember when Flat Feet yarn knit panels were popular several years ago? I was intrigued but not enough to actually purchase them, but when I saw some similar panels in the clearance bin at a yarn shop, I purchased three or four (they were approximately $5 each).

It is somewhat odd to ravel and knit at the same time. The texture of the sock is different because of the kinks, but I am sure the yarn will relax once it is washed although I read somewhere that the sock must be blocked after washing to eliminate the crimping.

On my sock, the yarn spiraled in the cuff and striped in the foot - pooling differently on each side of the gusset (note the difference in the two photos).

Knitting with the kinked yarn is slower than normal because the kinks catch at the needle joins, which is somewhat aggravating.


Yarn: Happy Choices (Plymouth Yarn Company) Color #7 (discontinued)
          90% superwash merino, 10% nylon sock yarn
         (100 g = approx. 384 yards)
Needles: size 2, circular

Have you knit from yarn panels? Were you pleased with the result? Can you share any tips?


12 comments:

  1. I have two panels, from different companies. Neat concept, but I'm totally uninspired...

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  2. Have never seen the panels before but think I would prefer just the yarn:)

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  3. After washing my Flat Feet socks, they look like all my other socks. I didn't find the kinks a problem, but I was using dpns, no join to worry about.

    I love the colorway of yours. My FLAT FEET yarn is just so dull. It doesn't have the subtle sheen of most sock yarn, but all in all ....they are wearable socks.

    I was totally uninspired by the colorways of FLAT FEET and only bought the one I did because it was Christmas colors. Sadly the socks really don't look all that Christmassy now that they are knit up.

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  4. This pair is going to be nice to wear. Good colors and a fun pattern of striping and pooling.

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  5. I have never knit from the flat panels. Didn't find a color that I loved. Loved the idea - plus I knit 2 at a time almost exclusively. g

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  6. Well I've never Nancy. YOurs looks great and are working up in fun stripes. What a good find for the value. Kinky yarns is wonky to work with.. I know from some frogging and reuniting on yarn with memory. As I recall it behaves in its new forces shape quite well

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  7. Never heard of it but doubt I would even try. I find it interesting the way striping yarn colors the end product.

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  8. I think you got a pretty good deal, Nancy. I've never worked with any of these though....do enough frogging without doing it on purpose. LOL

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  9. Well I have always looked at those panels and wondered how they would work. My yarn always pools like yours did... stripes on the foot, spirals on the legs, and blotches of different colors on the gusset. It used to bug me, but I have gotten over it. Love the colors on this sock!

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  10. I have not seen panels of yarn before...interesting. I tried to do some crocheting the other night...too difficult of a pattern...I finally gave up, I ripped it out many times:)

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  11. I don't think I would enjoy this process very much. I might be tempted to unravel the panels and straighten the yarn before knitting.

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  12. I have never used yarn panels, but I did unravel a pair of socks once and reknit them. I will never do that again because of the kinking. I think your socks will be fine once you wash them. Mine were. Your socks are very pretty.

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