Neither Hip Nor Funky has given me some inspiration for my Sockapalooza 4 socks. Check out her new socks in progress using two variegated yarns. I never would have thought of combining two variegated yarns together in a sock. Since I’ve only got one skein of of the Raspberry Chocolate, I want to make it go as far as possible.
I’m thinking leftovers from Mr. Hipp’s Zen Yarn Garden socks, made last summer with a cable twist and short-row heel and toe pattern of my own design.
I’m thinking contrast heel and toe. I’m thinking a stretchy rib pattern to accommodate my Sock Pal’s high arch. I’m thinking Grumperina’s Roza’s Socks from the Spring 2007 issue of Interweave Knits.
I’ve adapted the pattern to be knit toe-up (gotta maximize that one skein of Raspberry Chocolate) and adjusted the stitch count down from from 60 to 42 since I am using a much thicker yarn than the pattern calls for.
Thing is, I’m pretty sure I am following the pattern correctly, but the originals look like they have two little “eyelets” per purl rib and mine only has one.