24 October, 2012

Stripes

Let's talk about a very important issue of late and that is the straight-forward issue of stripes. 
stripes from scraps!
To stripe or not to stripe is the question.... well, it is for me anyway!
I love stripes and I LOVE self-striping yarn! 
Now let's talk about that lovely self-stripey yarn.  Have you ever looked at a ball of self-striping yarn & wondered what it looked like made up?  I have & I wonder this all the time, so just in case you have wondered the same thing, here are some balls vs made-up so you can see what they look like too.

Adriafil Knitcol Art.KN
Noro Taiyo
Sirdar Smiley Stripes 
Now, tell me your fav self-striping yarn - do you have one??  Do you like self-stripies or do you prefer to 'do it yourself' or do you not like stripes at all??  
Oh.. and just to clarify, I'm not talking sock yarn here, I swear there are thousands of stripey sock yarn available - I'm talking DK or Worsted weight yarn that I can make into vests & jumpers and cool stuff like that!