4 Tips for Knitting Socks with Self-Striping Yarn

Sundog Socks: 4 tips for knitting socks with self-striping yarn
It's fun to knit socks with self-striping or self-patterning yarn because you can easily transform a basic knitting pattern into an eye-popping finished object. There are a variety of different ways to go about it.

Before You Begin

Materials

Thanks to Skacel for providing the Zitron XXL yarn shown in this tutorial. This yarn is available locally at many yarn shops and online at Makers' Mercantile.

4 Tips

  1. For fraternal twins, knit your socks from opposite ends of the skein.
  2. For identical twins, start each sock at the same place in the color pattern.
  3. Think about an afterthought heel.
  4. Try a contrasting heel.

Knitting Socks with Self-Striping Yarn

Recommended Pattern

Ready to try this technique in a pattern? The Sundog Socks Pattern has videos to help you learn more about:
  • 4 Tips for Knitting Socks with Self-Striping Yarn
  • Casting on Two at a Time Socks (Top Down)
  • Knitting Two at a Time Socks on One Circular Needle or Two
  • Triple Knot
  • Top Down Gusset Heel, or Strong Heel
  • Flower Toe
Sundog Socks Pattern: Learn new skills while you knit with 6 helpful and free companion videos

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