I've started knitting a pair of striped socks using Simply Sock Yarn's Solids in my son's school colors. The stripes are close to 3/4 inches, alternating with two colors. I started carrying the yarn up the leg so that I don't have to keep cutting the yarn with each color change and weaving in a dozen or more ends. But now I see a little bit of the burgundy yarn peeking through the white when the sock ribbing is stretched out. So I'm thinking of frogging back and starting over and instead cutting the yarn and starting anew with each stripe.
Is there a rule of thumb when striping yarn for socks? Like, for what length it's fine to carry yarn, or what's the best way to change colors without there being holes between the color changes? I'm new to making my own striped socks, and while I know these won't be perfect, I also want them to be something I'm proud of, and don't cringe every time he's on the soccer field.
Another concern about carrying the yarn in long lengths on the foot is that when my son pulls the socks on his feet, his toes could snag on the lengths of yarn I carried and that he'll either break that yarn or pull it. Is that something I should consider? Or am I just being over cautious?
Thanks in advance for your assistance,
Striping in Springfield
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