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About Extreme Striped Socks Sets
Gradient-striped sock yarn was invented by Knitcircus dyer Jaala Spiro. This unique dyeing technique creates short stripes for instant gratification and an overall gradient effect. The main color of the sock changes slowly as you knit - from almost completely one color to almost completely another. The gradients and the stripes happen magically as you knit! No knots in your socks, and no having to remember to change colors. This yarn is spectacular.
This colorway is an extreme stripe, which means that both the foreground and background colors shift as you knit.
Dyed-to-match gradient striped socks sets make festive stripes throughout the sock. You choose to start from the center of the cake or the outside! If you start with the same color for each sock, you'll have maternal twins - every stitch of one sock matches the other exactly.
About this Size
Medium socks - A medium socks set has 2 identical cakes that total 75g of fingering weight yarn. This is the perfect size to make crew sock for women's size 6-9 with about a 6" cuff. If you want larger socks or longer cuffs, look for a "large socks set". We recommend working toe-up socks whenever possible so you never stop knitting before your gradient finishes with a flourish.
About this Color
*Twister Extreme Stripes* were inspired by the juxtaposition of technicolor and black & white in the Wizard of Oz, merging Munchkinland with the sepia tones of an old photo. The Extreme collection is a very time-consuming process, so they cost just a little more. If you want a different base or a size of socks, click here to custom order this colorway.
About this Yarn Base
Greatest of Ease - fingering (80% superwash Merino/20% nylon), 2 cakes of 150 yards each, 75g total. This yarn base is our perennial best seller, and is truly versatile. Click here for more information about our different yarn bases.
- This listing is for sock yarn only. You will not receive a completed pair of socks.
- Because of our unique dyeing process, many of our darker colors appear heathered, with small light spots sprinkled throughout. This heathering is normal.
- Care for this yarn is to hand or machine wash cold (delicate cycle), dry flat. Our yarns are colored using professional-grade acid dyes.
- We’ve made every effort to photograph the color accurately, but appearance may vary depending on your monitor settings.