One of the bonuses to working in a yarn store is that I get to knit samples. Sometimes this gives me a chance to knit with a yarn that I might not buy, like this pair of socks knit in Das Paar:

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Personally, I’m not a huge fan of self-patterning yarn. I love stripes, but the faux Fair Isle isn’t really my thing. Plus, I have tons of sock yarn that needs to be knit into plain socks. So it was fun to knit these for the store. And, since I don’t have to wear them, I could use a short row heel!

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The concept is similar to the Regia Pairfect yarn I shared earlier, though this yarn comes in two separate skeins instead of using a contrasting “leader” like Pairfect. Once again I was a bit disappointed that the matching was not 100% exact, (yes, I know I have unreasonable standards!) but it was very close.