I have finished my November socks a while ago but the weather was so gloomy that I couldn't get a single decent photo. I avoid using the flash because it changes the colour. As it turns out, even good light does not make it more easy to photograph this particular sock! The colour is a dark purple.
I decided that what I like most is a sock with a pattern down the front. You have probably guessed that before I noticed. I wanted to make something with a leaf pattern because these patterns are easy to knit and easy to memorise. What I came up with, a twined leaves pattern, does not quite match the mental image I had before I sat down and knitted. I suppose I should have made a swatch of a variety of such patterns but life is too short and too hectic for that. Anyway, I am pleased with the outcome and that is all that matters. The pattern is actually better visible before blocking. I don't normally block socks, they get stretched nicely on my foot but I bought a new iron and I wanted to try it out. Gentle steam ironing works a treat and is much quicker than normal blocking.
I have used Hazel Knits Artisan Sock Yarn again. The colours as just too tempting. The colour is called Queen of the Night and is a really deep dark purple and not quite solid. It is a colour I love. I noticed that I have nothing of that colour in my wardrobe. I must change this soon. I have new shoes! I chose them because their sock displaying feature more than anything else. They are incredibly comfortable and sturdy and I wear them all the time. They are good for cycling to work, too. In case you want to get yourself a pair, they are Kickers and are on sale just now.
As always, the pattern can be found on the sock pattern page. Also, if you want to find out why I am designing sock patterns you should read this post.
Are you new to sock knitting? Why not try the step by step pattern I posted in January? It is a plain sock with no frills, just stockinette stitch. You can find this simple pattern on my sock pattern page.
Happy knitting! Cx