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ISO sock pattern recs for self-striping and variegated sock yarns

Thanks to some evil enabling (by Michelle, I think?) I am now the proud owner of 8 skeins of self-striping and 2 skeins of variegated sock yarn. I don't want to make just plain old stockinette socks but I have had bad luck in the past with finding patterns that go well with this type of yarn. I find that the colors really mask the stitch definition so that neither the yarn nor the pattern is shown off to its best effect.
Does anyone have any recs for patterns that might work? I have seen a pair of striped Jaywalkers that turned out nicely so I may try that one but that still leaves me in search of 4 other patterns.
So please let me know which patterns you've liked. Free or paid, book or individual, all recs are welcome! Thanks!
Cheers, LauraJ
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Laura J
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Afraid I can't help you. I only made 1 sock in my life. It was a sock that was decorated with 4 other colors. When I finally got finished with it, I donated it to the Salvation Army to find a one legged person to wear it. Frances
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'Nez
Oooh, the latest Knitty has a great sock for the self-striping stuff. Look for the RPM pattern; I'm about to try it myself.
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spampot
2x2 ribbing for the whole leg can look very good. I also found Feather and Fan looks nice. I did broken rib using my Yankees yarn and liked it too. Rounds 1,2: K2, P2 Rounds 3,4: K1, p2, k1 Rounds 5,6: P2, K2 rounds 7,8: P1, K2, P1 (multiple of 4 sts on each needle.)
Alison
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Alison
So sorry, but I don't ever use striping sock yarn or variegated colors ... personal taste issue.
But, good luck with a solution to what to do with all that yarn. Fun problem to solve!
~firefly
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firefly
Hi Laura: Here is an URL that has all kinds of sock patterns, everything you can imagine and all the patterns are free.
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They have tons of patterns and a lot of them would look good using the self striping/varigated yarns. I bought some Trekking XXL and some yarn form Little Knits (same evil enabler that enticed you LOL) that I'm planning on using the shell, ripple and chevron patterns on. Most of these patterns have pictures of the knitted socks so you can see what they look like, many of them are done using striped/varigated yarns. HTH Marie and the cats
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bienchat
look on google for the Blueberry Waffle sock pattern, I've used this for my homespun stripey and it comes out very interesting
cheers...Cher
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spinninglilac
Hmm . I must be dense. Looked at latest Knitty and couldn't find anything mentioning RPM - is there a secret code here???
I have just been using a koigu sock pattern though I am going down one size on needles next time as DH says he wants them a little snugger.
Judy
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JCT
It's the stitch pattern, makes these little squares that the edges of the squares puff up and the middle is indented like a waffle that you eat. Marie and the cats
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bienchat
Hi Mirjam here is the pattern online for it showing the pic,
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it gives the impression of the little dimples that you get in waffles. higz Cher
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spinninglilac
LOL I've used this pattern over and over again, I spin my own dyed and varigated yarns and the waffle pattern seems to go so nicely with it. I've done them in Aran weight wool too, for wellington boot socks lovely and chunky for this purpose.
higz Cher
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spinninglilac

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