Watercolor Sock - 6 Colorways

Free pattern -- just ask
Free pattern -- just ask
Brown-Blue-Green-Yellow
Brown-Blue-Green-Yellow
Blues-Greens
Blues-Greens
Rainbow
Rainbow
Orange-Umber-Taupe
Orange-Umber-Taupe
Reds-Purples
Reds-Purples
Blues-Grays
Blues-Grays
Price: $22.00 $19.80
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This is a new fingering weight yarn from Laines du Nord.  

Fiber content is 75% wool + 25% nylon and each cone has 458 yards/ 100g.  

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I quote the Laines du Nord here: 

“Watercolors” are blended to mimic an artist’s palette on canvas in this perfectly composed yarn made of 100% mulesing-free & chlorine-free wool.

Made in compliance with environmental protection standards, this yarn is also specifically designed with the perfect color patterning to create an identical pair of socks using the magic loop method, and put up on a unique cone which is also ideal for weaving in addition to knit & crochet!

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I found it hard to see the color changes on the cone so I started winding one of each colorway.  I wanted to be able to show you the full color range of each.

Your yarn will come to you wound on an easy-to-use cone. 

You notice that the blurb mentions the yarn is "specifically designed...to create an identical pair of socks".  Well, I noticed as I wound that each colorway went through some colors and then hit a few yards of undyed (white) yarn and then continued with the same set of colors.  So I assume that that span of white indicates where the second sock would begin.

If (like me) you plan to not use this for socks but to knit or crochet scarves or hats or mittens, making use of the gradually changing colors, you can simply cut off the white section depending on how you like it. 

If you would like to knit a pair of socks and would like the pattern for the one you see here, I can email you the pattern.  Just let me know you want it.  It is free. 

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#100 Brown-Blue-Green-Yellow: This is really lovely. It starts with a bright yellow, moves into green, then into teal and then blue, into violet and repeats in a lime, green yellow, lime, green teal, blue violet. (The "brown" in the name the company gives it is a very very short span -- it is where the violet meets the yellow.)  

#101: Blues-Greens: Starting with a lighter blue and deepening to a richer ravy, then a span of forest green and repeat.  

#102 Rainbow:  This colorway seems to be gentle hues that mirror the rainbow but softly.  To my eye it goes from baby blue into lilac into pink and rose and then gradually orange, lime, green blue and red-violet  -- and repeat.  

#103: Orange-Umber-Taupe: A lovely golden orange blends into an olive-umber into brown, repeating this sequence a few times. 

#105 Reds-Purples: Exactly what the name says, rich jeweltone reds and purples.  :-)

#106 Blues/Grays:  This doesn't seem to be as obvious a gradient dye.  What I see is a dark rich blue-violet going into a charcoal and brown and then blue-violet to charcoal and again and again.  This would make for a great neutral background color, my opinion.

 

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