Saturday, December 31, 2011
The socks have been made and delivered, so I can post without worry of spoilers. The socks that ran out of yarn midway up the leg turned out quite satisfactorily, I do believe! By switching from pattern to cuff at the yarn transition, the difference in appearance of yarns was minimized.
These socks were an adaptation of a Nancy Bush adaptation of a gentleman's sock pattern from 1895. The lozenge pattern and the cross-hatching on the cuff maintain the original look, but the heel itself is my own favourite style, and the tapering of the lozenges on the toes was something I charted. The original (adapted) pattern can be found in Knitting Vintage Socks.
The two yarns were Dream in Color Everlasting and Wollmeise 100% Merino Sock. Both yarns are 8 ply, but the WM was a little softer and was less likely to have plies causing havoc with my knitting. Both are very lovely yarns, though, with very luminous colours.