Double-stranded gradient sock blank: Practical Tactical Brilliance
For those of you who like to make identical socks or symmetrical pieces like center-out shawls, I'm now offering double-stranded sock blanks. 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.
This colorway is Practical Tactical Brilliance, a vibrant gradient shading from chartreuse through jade, true blue, royal purple, and deep reddish-purple.
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.
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