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Friday, May 19, 2006

Machine knit fabric -> socks Qs

Kristi asked, there a reason to reknit it, or is it just a presentation thing? I suppose it could help you see what's coming next and all, but if you leave it sitting around for too long, won't you end up with kinks in your yarn?

Freecia asked,
You can knit it straight from the fabric, kinks and all?

Reknitting them is a presentation thing. Plus, I wanted to see how the colors looked together. Regardless, these blanks had to be ripped out because they were knit double stranded.

There'll be kinks in the yarn, but my knitting machine's tension is pretty loose for sock yarn--the equivalent of using a US6 or 7 needle. I don't think the kinks will be noticeable on socks that are knit on size 1 or 2 needles.

Take a look at the striped socks in this post. They were knit straight from machine knit fabric and they don't look wrinkled at all.

Of course the yarn can always be straightened out and wound into balls.

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  • There's no need to wind into a ball reknit or straighten the yarn (other than for presentation purposes). I knit those socks, in the link, straight from the blank and they came out perfect. I think if the yarn were to be reknit on much larger needles, say for a lace project or something, you might have kink issues. But with a dense fabric on #1 and #2 needles you can't see any kinks. :)

    By Anonymous jeni, at 5/19/2006 7:52 PM  

  • I'm done with questions about the waste yarn. Thanks for humoring me. :)

    Your yarn looks great! What a neat idea.

    By Blogger Abigail, at 5/19/2006 8:52 PM  

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