Friday, February 27, 2009

Monkey Business

My pair of monkey socks for the January Sockdown at Sock Knitters Anonymous is finally done. Though I love the pattern and am happy with the way the pair has turned out, it you look at the picture, you can see a difference in color richness between the two socks. This happened within the single skein of yarn. The colors in the right sock are somewhat subdued.

Another thing, I mistakenly did a few less rows in the toe decreases on the left sock :( However it fits okay and now I am wondering if I should fix it or leave it as such.
There is quite a lot of leftover yarn from this project so I plan to make a pair of sock for my daughter out of that, inshaAllah.


  1. That's great yarn for the pattern, but it is very odd that the color faded like that. I wonder if the skein of yarn sat in the sun for a while, on display or something, and the outer layers faded? Seems like it would be unlikely to dye like that, since the yarn is usually dyed in a hank, right?

  2. I think your socks are lovely. If the sock fits all right I wouldn't take it out, everything we do is a learning experience.

  3. Wow, those are nice!

  4. Leave it. . . You knit so quickly that soon another pair will take its place. Socks aren't really "outerwear," so while annoying, will it matter?

  5. Assalamu'alaykum sister,

    I just wanted to suggest for you to try and wash your socks, could be dirt, sand you never know. I myself have come across yarn that has had dirt in it before and there is a subtle difference in the color, throughout the yarn.

    Also for the future if you suspect that you might have dust, dirt in your yarn. Just put your yarn ball/skein in a nylon stocking and tie it tight like a ball and wash it, it washes it clean insha'Allah. I haven't tried it, but have read that suggestion from somewhere.

    Masha'Allah on your socks!

    Kindest regards,

    Umm Abdulrahman

  6. Thanks everyone! i will try washing the socks to see if evens up the color.
    I ripped back the toe and knit it up again, anyway. It does not bother me this way, :)