Double-stranded gradient sock blank: Black Sand Beach
Do you like to make identical socks or symmetrical pieces like center-out shawls? These double-stranded sock blanks are for you. These are machine-knitted strips, made by knitting with two strands, which are then dyed to produce long gradual color changes. If you're knitting socks, try making both at the same time, or otherwise you'll be making one sock and winding up the other strand into a ball at the same time. You can also hold both strands together to approximate a DK weight.
Please note that the blank only unravels in one direction! If you want to start with the color at the opposite end of the blank, you'll need to unravel the entire blank first.
This sock blank was knitted with 3.5 oz (100 g) of 75/25 superwash merino/nylon fingering yarn, with each strand measuring approximately 231.5 yards, for a total yardage of 463. The merino is soft and springy, while the nylon lends it durability. Recommended needle size: US 0-2 (2.0-2.75 mm). While items made from this yarn can be machine washed, hand washing in cold water is recommended, to extend the life of your handmade items. Lay flat to dry.