My latest free pattern uses self-striping sock yarn to make a classic vest. Because the vest is a much larger project than a pair of socks, the stripe pattern breaks up. Self-striping sock yarn falls in the category of variegated yarns – yarns dyed in more than one color. The yarn strand is dyed to create a variety of effects, self-striping being one of them. You can create your own “look” by trying another type of patterned sock yarn to make this vest. Make sure to check out The Little e-book of Abbreviations and Knitting Terms, including my favorite buttonhole, the “One Row Buttonhole”.