started these socks last year as a way to use up some small amounts of Needlefood hanging about my stash. I love this yarn but I keep on giving the socks that I make out of it away! I used the 20g of Plumberry Ambrosia for the heel and toe and then did two-row stripes using 27g of Meet me in the Frozen Food and Red Hot Chocolate. In the interests of creating a spectacular-looking sock without any jarring colour-shifts I started the colour change on the foot of the sole and then, after I turned the heel, shifted the colour change to the inside of the calf - one on the left and the other on the right. However, the two different colourways blend so perfectly that I needn't have bothered - it looks like the body of the sock is made from one colourway.
The sock itself is pretty straightforward - CO 20 stitches with Judy's Magic Cast On. Increase to 64 stitches. I knit for about 4cm after the toe finished. Then two-row stripes, a short-row heel, 2x1 ribbing and then Jenny's Surprisingly Stretch Bind-Off.
I have used a variation of this two-row pattern a few times lately. I might write it up, just for the experience. If all things go as plan, I will need lots of writing experience rather soon! (more on that later...once difficult decisions made and plans confirmed)
Really, there's not much more I can say about these socks, except that a summer which requires you to knit socks to keep your toes warm is a really shitty summer. Shame on you, Summer 2010-11, for being so darn cold!