These socks look very springy, but today’s weather is anything but – highs in the 40s and rainy. We need the rain so I won’t complain. I’ve started washing my wool sweaters for off-season storage but they’re not all done yet, so I can break out wool again if I need to! Luckily, I took these photos yesterday, before the rain blew in.
These are plain vanilla socks in Knit Picks Felici yarn (fingering weight) in the colorway “Matador” (now discontinued – I’m not sure how long it has been in my stash). I love the tonal look – but it was REALLY hard to find the color changes between some of these stripes. So hard, in fact, that I gave up on making these socks identical. Did you notice that they are fraternal? It’s most obvious when you look at the heels: Because my Felici socks have seemed a bit on the baggy side recently, I knit this over 60 stitches (I had been doing 64 before) and indeed, they fit S1’s feet very nicely. I worked my usual afterthought heel. A nifty thing about this colorway is that it goes equally well with red and orange.