I finally finished my first attempt at Silver’s socks. Not too shabby considering I taught myself to knit from a book this January and this is only the second thing I’ve ever made (the first being a K2P2 ribbed hat). The first sock I knit almost entirely on the airplane to and from our vacation in San Antonio. The only real problem I had is not quite being sure if I was knitting through the right parts of the stitches in the picking up and knitting part, but it worked out so I guess it’s ok.
My question is about the way the pattern of the yarn worked out. I used Lion Cotton, worsted weight in Denim Swirl. I thought it was going to make stripes and you can see in the ribbing it did. But when I got to the main part of the gusset and started the knitting all around on the 3 needles, the pattern stopped striping. It just sort of puddled. To top it off, I have a big block of blue on the top of one sock and on the bottom of the other. I guess I should have payed attention to where I started the first sock so I could have started in the same place on the yarn in the second sock.
When you buy varigated color yarn, how do you know, or how do you get it to stripe all the way around the sock?