Philosockphy's Sock of the Month for May: Blind Warps, Yarn Dyeing, and More!
Philosockphy's sock of the month for May: Blind Warps, Yarn Dyeing, and More!
A few weeks ago, I asked my readers to share their favorite sock-knitting tips and tricks. Over the weekend, I compiled their answers into my very first sock of the month! And now, it’s time to dig into the comments and learn more about blind warps, yarn dyeing, and lots more... Make sure you head over to Philosockphy’s sock of the month to learn more about blind warps and much more!
What are blind warps?
Blind warps are used to create a solid color pattern in socks. They are used when there is a need to have an even amount of colors on one side or another. Some people use them to make stripes that do not have a beginning or an end. There are many different colors available. In order to make these patterned socks, you would need at least two colors of yarn. To start out with this technique, try using two colors that contrast well with each other like black and white. The first thing you will want to do is knit your sock up until it has about four inches worth of ribbing on it (that means knitting the cuff). Then you'll bind off those stitches so that they won't unravel again later on in the process.
How to do yarn dyeing
1. First start by taking a skein of yarn and winding it into a ball. 2. Then find a pot that is big enough to hold your ball as well as 3 cups of water. 3. Fill the pot with water until it is just below boiling point (do not let it boil). 4. Once you are sure that it has reached this point, add your yarn ball into the pot and let it sit in there for about 20-30 minutes or until all of the dye has been absorbed by your yarn. 5. Next, use rubber gloves to remove your yarn from the pot and rinse with cold water thoroughly before removing any excess dye left on them after patting them dry with paper towels or kitchen towels. 6.
What are the different types of socks?
At Philosockphy, we're here to help you find your favorite type of socks. When it comes to sock subscriptions, there are a ton of different types to choose from. From ankle socks to crew socks to dress socks - you'll find one that suits your needs. Or if you're just looking for a little something fun and colorful in your life - then our sock of the month club is right up your alley.
How to wash your socks
If you're going to be wearing ankle socks, they should be replaced every six months or so to ensure they're as comfortable as possible. If you happen to wear them less often than that, you may want to replace them sooner so they don't wear out in between washings. Since most people only get new socks when their old ones are completely shot, it's a good idea to keep an eye on how frequently you wear your socks before replacing them.
When to replace your socks
My personal rule is to replace socks every three months. No matter how good they are, they will wear down after that time. The best reason to have a sock subscription is because you'll always have new socks without having to go out and buy them yourself.