The mosaic socks for my Sockapalooooza pal are finished! I’m ever so pleased with how these turned out.
The stripes on the insteps both complement the mosaic checkered pattern and provide a nice finishing touch.
Although I didn’t change the main color for the mosaic pattern, I switched it around for the remainder of the socks (cuffs, heels, instep, and toes). Overall, it looks pretty good, and also turned out to be a fortuitous decision. At the end, it was clear that I wouldn’t have had enough Navy left if I kept that as the main color for both socks.
This was my first time knitting a bi-color heel. It’s a bit of extra effort but does look very nice. I measured the heel flaps incorrectly at first and turned the heels about an inch too early. I didn’t realize my mistake until I had finished one very short gusset. It wasn’t too bad ripping back—the two yarn colors actually helped with this process.
I don’t know if I would want to use Knit Picks Essential yarn again. It seems too soft, almost too loosely plied.
In a day or two, these socks will be in the post to their new owner. I hope she likes them! I certainly enjoyed knitting these and definitely would like to knit myself a pair with another of the mosaic patterns from the book.
Pattern: “Caesar’s Check” by Charlene Schurch, Sensational Knitted Socks Size: Women’s Medium, average to wide width Yarn: Knit Picks Essential Solid, 1 skein each Navy and Dusk Needles: Various brands US 0 (2mm), US 1 (2.25mm) and US 1.5 (2.5mm) DPNs Started: June 13, 2007 Completed: July 31, 2007