And without further ado, here is the third and final installment of the D20 KAL preparation posts! If you missed part 1 or part 2, make sure to check them out first. After you have your yarns together and have decided on a pattern, the next step is to decide how to stripe your yarns.
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The first and most basic way to implement a stripe pattern is to follow exactly what you roll; first roll chooses which yarn/color you'll use, second roll chooses how many rows or rounds of that yarn/color you'll knit. That ends up looking like my first sock project and like the swatch pictured below.
However! If you're wanting more of a fade effect, I've made a few colorwork charts that you could implement as you transition colors to make it a little less dramatic of a change! These would end up looking a little bit like the Sprocket Socks I mentioned as a potential pattern to knit in part 2. I'm telling you, there are so many ways to take this technique and run with it! I hope this inspires you to try something new!
Another clever way to change up your stripe patterning I have to credit to the lovely Kate who is implementing a helical knitting technique on a pair of socks. The main color is a solid that she'll knit every other row of the sock, and the contrast colors will be randomized using a D20! I think this is a great idea, especially if you're only using a few colors of contrasting yarn and you'd use up a good amount of a solid skein as most of us already have in our stash. That would look like the swatch below!