Diandra and I love stripes. This sounds nuts, but really, striping is awesome. My favorite socks that I have ever knit are the ones pictured above. In an effort to conserve yarn and prolong its life in my stash, I striped Ranco Multi (handpainted and beautiful) with heathered charcoal Kroy Sock (plentiful and inexpensive).
If you look at the inside of my leg on the sock, you can see that the stripes don't match up. While it is close enough for some, I would rather that my striping was seamless. I think this is especially important when using two yarns that contrast quite a bit.
I wish I had seen this video. She knits like a maniac and shows a two methods for jogless striping for knitting in the round. Even if you aren't into knitting, you can appreciate this woman's speed with her sticks, it's freaky!
The two techniques used here are the 'Slip Stitch Jogless Join' (skip to 4:22) and 'Barber Pole Knitting', which is useful for knitting one-row stripes with three colours.
I find that the Slip-Stitch method looks a little funny until blocked.
I'll be re-knitting my striped socks soon using the Jogless Stripes method and will publish the pattern, I promise! If you would like to do it now, use your favorite basic sock pattern or Knitty's Sock 101 and stripe by alternating 4 rows of each yarn. I worked the ribbing with Charcoal Kroy and also used it for heels and toes (it has a little nylon in it so it will be stronger).
Aren't these the cutest legwarmers? I'm working on my jogless striping with them.
How do you feel about striping? Are you a Jogger or not?