I love self-striping yarns- you get such a complicated-looking effect for very little effort. I do try to use the stripes to match up the socks, too- for example, I make sure to start the toe at the beginning of the pink part on both socks.
I think I made these socks a tad too small, but they’ll stretch. I really like the colors, and the way the pink stands out against the pale green and blue flecks. I can’t wait until the weather is cool enough for me to wear them!
I have made this pattern so many times that I barely have to look at it when I’m knitting socks. I do glance at it to double-check and make sure I’m turning the heel and doing the kitchener stitch properly, but I’ve pretty much got the rest of it memorized. It’s a nice, simple pattern that really makes striped sock yarn stand out!
Colorway: Chili (at least I think it is- I don’t seem to have the ball band anymore, and this color online looks similar to what I have)
Needles: US2 DPNs
The Verdict: Obviously, I love this pattern- I’ve made it several times already. I also love the yarn, and in fact have a pair of socks in Serenity Sock Yarn in another colorway on the needles now. So, I think it goes without saying that I will use both the yarn and the pattern again. I really do want to stress that Silver’s Sock Class is the best place to go if you’re new at top-down socks and want to learn how to knit them. I knit my very first socks using her tutorial, and I have returned again and again. She has really detailed pictures showing you exactly what you need to do, and breaks it down into tiny little steps.
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