Both above batches are from the Mini Ringel series (mini stripes). Three colours of double stripes on a 4th colour background.
This series was MADE for those who want both socks in a pair to match. Very easy to find the repeat.
On the other hand,
My solution - knit one pair that don't match and see where the $#&#@#@ pattern begins. Then knit another pair that match.
So, this will be another free cubby on the shelf. (Not that I'll be out of Regia - three more cubbies are waiting their turn to be deRegialated).
You were asking about Triplet Lambs - and how I decide which lamb to remove if the mother doesn't have enough milk to raise all three.
If there is an odd one out, that's normally who I'll take.
In yesterday's case Maggie was slow to her feet, a bit depressed and not too interested in suckling. Her two siblings were much smaller, but equal in size, and fairly aggressive about locking onto the teats. Maggie is the one who would get left behind, so I chose her to remove.
If there had been two weaker ones and one stronger one, I would have removed the stronger one, and penned the mother with the other two until they were up and at'em - usually 3 or 4 days - and then taken them back to pasture.