I liked the texture and thought it would help avoid any pooling that sometimes occurs with hand-dyed yarn.
In fact, I’m not seeing any pooling.
The bottom of the foot looks so great in plain old stockinette stitch that I’m thinking I’d rather have a basic vanilla sock to show off the fabulous dye job! I really don’t want to rip this back since I’ve already knit past the heel.
I may have mentioned in my last post how much I 💕💝 these socks. It is my favorite all-time pair of socks that I’ve knit so far!
The Syncopation pattern is toe-up but I prefer to knit top-down. The textured pattern works quite well either way. I’ve used this particular pattern three times, toe-up once and top-down twice.
My Karate Kid grandson dyed the yarn in June and I overdyed it in August for a deeper, richer green and blue colorway. Some of the original light green is still visible in spots which gives the yarn such depth.
I knit these in nine days, quick for me, as I was under self-imposed pressure to get these in the mail before Christmas.
And to add a surprise…
..red toes! That will make it easier (I hope) to lengthen and/or repair in the future.
My focus has turned away from knitting socks for a while but I do have some other projects to share later.
Mr. Aitch and I do wish you a very Merry and Blessed Christmas. 🎄