A New Direction 

I purchased this gradient yarn from Knitcircus in 2014 at YarnCon.

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Socks like these were on display in her booth, but I am guessing that the gradients are different to allow a more rapid color change

brew+crew+4

I did try making striped socks with this combination, but the result was so poor (very little gradation showed up), that I ripped it back and started over.  This time with just the green to blue color and a simple twisted rib sock. Enter problem # 2, I am not a fan of toe up socks, as I think that it is harder to get the size correct and a good hefty gusset.  So, I started with the light blue and knit what I thought was a good amount to use up 1/2 of the yarn, turned my heel, and then knit and knit and knit—really wanting to see the green gradient come through.  The result was laughable, but I still made the toe and sewed it together.

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I don’t know what freak of nature these would even fit!  Therefore, I started the next sock from the opposite end of the skein, thinking that I would have opposing socks and that would solve my problem.  It wasn’t long before I realized that I needed to rip out the first sock.

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So, now I am almost finished with sock number 2, the correct way, and have been using the ripped out sock as a blank to knit from.  Works well.  Lesson learned.

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