One of the requests I've received most over the past year is for Poste Yarn in a rainbow stripe. You know I aim to please, so guess what I've finished testing...
For the first time, I'm offering a St. Patty's Day sock kit at SSYC, and it includes this special offering in Poste Yarn. Two skeins that, when knit one after the other, make the above socks. It's my take on a rainbow and I adore them. James adores them too, which is why they are for him.
How'd I make these socks with two skeins? I simply knit one color repeat (red, orange, yellow) with this Yellow Brick Road skein
Then changed to this Emerald City skein to knit the next color repeat (emerald, red-violet, purple).
I continued changing from one to the other in this fashion from the top down, until I got to the heel. I then made room for an afterthough heel (here's a nice picture tutorial, or video one) so that the stripes would lay evenly across the top of the foot. Then I continued to the toe, going from the first ball to the second one whenever I reached that point in the color progression. Please note that depending on how one winds the skein into a ball that you may pull from the inside or the outside of the ball to pull the colors in the right rainbow order- red, orange yellow, THEN emerald, red-violet, purple.
There was enough yardage in the two full-sized skeins together that I could easily have knit two adult pair of socks, or a pair of knee highs for someone with slender calves, or even three pair of kids socks. Or, I could have used the skeins separately to make two different projects.
Want to do the same? I will be offering these skeins (along with other fun goodies) in the upcoming St. Patty's Day kit, which will be available in less than a week. Keep updated here on the blog, or watching your Inbox to know when the kit goes live.
This is the first time I've ever offered two whole skeins in a kit. And if you want just the skeins and not the entire kit, I will likely offer them at a later date, still to be determined as we have a busy dye schedule throughout 2013. By "likely" I mean "it's something I've considered but have no idea when we'd find the time so if you really want these colors, get them now." ha!