There's a stripey sock KAL going on in one of my ravelry groups, and of course I had to join in.
Part of the discussion involved dyeing your own stripey socks -- and since I picked up a ton of easter egg dye last May, I had to try it out.
Most dyers use some kind of warping board to create their striping patterns. I had received a set of knitting looms from my mother-in-law for Christmas a few years ago, and I wondered if it would work as a warping board.
The answer: perfectly!
I wound my yarn around a section of the knitting loom a few times, then moved onto the next section for a few more rounds. I tried to keep it random, between 5-15 loops per group.
Then into the dye colours they went, purple, green and blue.
Then after a soak and a little time in the microwave, here they are. This looks like a tangled mess, but it's two skeins of yarn, and all the little loops are securely tied in a couple of places.
A little bit of a towel dry, then the loops went back onto the knitting loom to dry overnight.
So of course I had to knit them up.