I finished my first stripy socks!!! The pattern is Sweet Coriolis Socks by Cat Bordhi from the Cat's Sweet Tomato Heel Socks: an eBook. The yarn, oh the gorgeous yarn, is Vesper Sock Yarn by Knitterly Things in the Moon Dance colourway.
I love the sweet tomato heel, it is so clever and who knew it would be so simple! It fits my heels perfectly!
I decided to maintain the Coriolis band until 3 inches of leg left where I started the diagonal ribbing. The pattern is simple to remember and Cat Bordhi's instructions are very clear although I got a little confused at the second companion round of diagonal ribbing. It says to make the repeat until 2 stitches before D but I didn't have 2 stitches left if I did the full repeat. I did write to Cat and she repeated the pattern which at the time I couldn't get my head around. In the end I took her instructions literally, rather than doing the repeat in full, I just knit to 2 stitches before D and K2tog. I learned to just trust the pattern and follow as it says.
Anyway, I love this ebook and her instructional videos on youtube.
Now let me say how much I loooove the yarn! I love the magic of self striping yarns, yep, just like magic. I can't stop marvelling at how each stripe has the same number of rounds! Not to mention that it feels squishy and soft to knit with.
I am very proud of how matchy the two socks are!! The extra effort I put in at the beginning to divide the skein into two even balls and making sure that I started with the same colour has really paid off!
So happy!!! Ah another good thing about having small feet is that I have leftover yarn... there is about 31grams left so I think I will make an amigurumi or part of one with it... I also have another skein in Monet's Garden colour way. I can't wait to make something out of... it is screaming "girl baby cardigan" so we will have to see.