Pattern: 3k1p ribbing basic sock pattern with 64 sts cast on
Yarn: Lion Brand Magic Stripes Col: 207 Regatta Blue Stripe (75% wool, 25% nylon)
The yarn doesn't have as much elasticity as you would expect from a wool sock yarn. It feels more like cotton blend on the hand. I hope this isn't going to affect the lifespan of the socks. However, I am sure about the 75% wool content because the socks are very warm and comfortable. The socks in the picture were pre-wash. After taking the picture, I washed them in tepid warm water and the colours, mainly the blues, bled a bit.
This is my first time knitting with self-striping yarn ... and I love it. Even without a complicated pattern, the knitting has been fun. I just felt I couldn't stop knitting in order to see how the stripes turn out ... or if the patterning would be identical with the first sock. As you can see from the picture, there are differences in the heels and the toes. Erin asked how I determined the exact position of the yarn to start the second sock. Well, just take a look at this:
Gauge and Needles: 8 sts per inch, US1.5
Before I wish you a wonderful mid-week, I'd like to show you this: