Use a slip
stitch pattern to give variegated yarn the color "feel"
of how the color looks in the ball. This is the lovely Lorna's Laces
Sockknitter's Rainbow yarn on a background of black alpaca from
Ozyarn...the alpaca is super
soft and silky...not to mention that Judy mailed it from Australia
on Thursday and I received it on Monday!
The slip stitch
pattern is a variation on the one used in the child's sweater "Color
at Play" in Knitters #62, Spring 2001...plopped onto a generic
sock pattern :-) After seeing Jackie's "Circle
of Friends" sock, I wondered what it would look like in
two colors...stained glass effect.
I made them
on size 2.25mm needles rather than my usual 2.00mm because I expect
the alpaca to shrink a little...and no, I never hand wash...doing
the body of the foot on 2.mms...
If you need
a pattern...get Jackie's
which has a slightly different slip stitch pattern(bigger lozenges
and lovely traveling stitch cables)...and use two colors instead