I cast on for this sock many weeks ago when I needed something to begin during one of Kris’s and my Thai knitting lunchdates, but then it languished. Until now! This is a fairly simple sock with a little surprise. When it’s on the needle, it doesn’t look like much. Mostly stockinette:But look what happens when it’s on a person (or a water bottle) – the stockinette forms branches!
The pattern is called “Hickory” and it’s in Clara Parkes’ The Knitter’s Book of Socks. I’m using some of my Sock Summit 2011 yarn, a lovely 3-ply 80/20 BFL/nylon blend from Huckleberry Knits. The colorway name is Creme Brulee.This yarn feels sheepier than the usual merino blends. I’m anxious to see if it will wear well. It should, as BFL is a longwool breed and those long staples should add strength to the yarn. I sure hope it works well, as I bought 4 different colorways! (My excuse was that I was hungry at the time.)