Norwegian Rose Socks from Wendy D. Johnson's book
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My third pair of finished socks for the year! I originally started these socks in January 2012. I worked through one pattern repeat and stopped. I honestly have no idea why. Either way, I ripped the sock, wound up the yarn and started over. Planning to do two at a time, that was quickly nixed because I spent more time unwrapping yarn around itself then I did knitting.
I think this pattern is pretty well suited to beginning colorwork. There's only two colors used. There are a few long floats, but nothing too drastic. I didn't really twist my colors, I just dropped what I wasn't working with and picked up what I was.
I have a few spots on the foot, but it's on the sole, where I did the wrong row of the 2-row repeat resulting in a few stacked stitches. No one would ever notice but me and I didn't even notice until rows later so they stayed.
I went up a needle size from the pattern, it calls for 0s and 1s, I used size 2. The sample in the book had 5 repeats of the rose pattern. Once I rejoined after the heel I would try on the sock. It started to get a little tight after the 4th repeat and was at my perfect length so I decided to stop. After sleeping on it I went with the corrugated ribbing. I'm not a huge fan of corrugated rib, but it was a 1x1, so I figured it wouldn't be so bad. I also think the softness of the color helps too.
I'm really proud of these socks, I wish I had somewhere to go to show them off! I love the colors and they look amazing after blocking. Plus, I have enough yarn left over to probably reverse the colors and knit them again. But I won't. I'll move on, I have plenty of stranded socks in my Rav queue.
And no knit photo shoot is complete without a Bug photobomb. She must be able to smell the camera.