The yarn is actually more purple than the photos show. You also can't see the silver thread running through it either which is a shame as it's so pretty. I love having sparkly socks!
The socks are top down with a slip stitch pattern for the heel flap. I knit socks a little looser than the designer does so I went down a needle size and also made the small size over 63 stitches as I normally use even smaller needles over 64 stitches for my standard vanilla socks. It worked perfectly and I've got a lovely fitting pair of socks :-)
The stitch pattern is very easy to knit so would be fine for a beginner sock knitter looking to build up their confidence. I love the way it spirals around the leg and then down onto the foot
I'm very pleased with this latest addition to my knitted sock collection and rather tempted to make another pair!
Ravelry project page: here
Pattern page: here
Yarn: "Deep Purple" by Flamboyance yarns on their meteor base
Ooo and my new sock blockers made by Mr Soaring Sheep for my Mother's day present last weekend :-) Isn't he a sweetie!
Joining in with Fiber Arts Friday, FO Friday and Creative Friday.
Today I'm working on my Mum's shawl I think, I'm almost ready to start the lace section. I'll probably stop at that point though and work on Mr Soaring Sheep's socks which require less concentration. Last day of term for the children today so hoping we get some sunshine during their Easter holidays. I don't think that will be the case for this weekend though, lots of rain forecast :-S Have a good weekend everyone