Matched Socks from a Painted Roving

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Spinning matching yarns for socks or mittens can be a challenge when you start with a painted roving. But the effect is well worth the small effort.

These socks combine three different yarns that all started with the same painted roving. The basic two ply is used in the foot of each sock.

A blend created with blending nylon is used in the heels and the toes for extra strength.

Then a fancy slub is used in the cuff to highlight the colors in the roving. Click here for close-up of the yarns.