I seem to be having a change of direction in my sock knitting. Instead of all those colourful ones that only need plain stocking stitch knitting I'm loving doing twisted stitch patterns on more neutral coloured yarn. Like Gschnitztal from Laura.
I used the Natural Dye Studio Dazzle HT - a high twist British Blue Faced Leicester yarn in colour Starlight. The high twist really shows off the twisted stitches. I used 2.5mm circular needles and adapted the pattern to work toe-up, short row heels.
And another from Laura - Algernon
I used Posh Yarn Martha colour Moonstruck, 2.5mm circular and again adapted the pattern to work toe-up, short row heels.
But that's not to say I'll never do plain socks, although you could hardly call these plain!
Aren't they gorgeous??
I love Fyberspates's self striping sock yarn. The colour is "My Pretties" and of course they are 2.5mm circular needles, toe-up, short row heels.
I liked the colour so much I had some custom dyed for this little cardi.
It is a cross between Knitting Pure and Simple's Top Down Cardigan and Featherweight. I used 2.5 skeins on 4mm needles.
I seem to mostly wear it tied at the front like this.