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More socks hand-dyed by me!
Completed in November 2013


I hand-dyed this sock yarn, with my favorite Jacquard brand acid dyes. I specifically dyed the two separate 50-gram hanks in differing incremental lengths, to see how wide the stripes would be when finally knit.

I prefer the stripes on the sock situated on the right, which has the slightly wider stripes. For this sock, the color run on the pink stripe was 7 feet, and the green color run was 7 feet, 4 inches.

On the sock situated on the left, however, the narrower stripes consist of a pink color run of 5 feet, and a green color run of 5 feet, 8 inches.

The socks together look fine, but next time I'll dye stripes that are at least 7 feet long.

Warning, it's a bit of a pain dyeing color runs of 7 feet. First, you have to wind the hank that you've purchased onto two separate 50-gram balls. I always split my sock yarn in two so that I can knit two socks at the same time. Then, once you have the two separate 50-gram balls, then you unwind them onto, say, two chairs situated apart, to form the long hanks. All this takes time and patience. But, as always, I always get so much fun out of knitting up hand-dyed yarn to see how the colors really play out.

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