I'm still not back in socks yet but I know I will be soon as the weather is much cooler now, so I'm pleased to have another pair of socks off the needles and at the ready.
This pattern is Petty Harbour Socks by Rayna Curtis and I really enjoyed knitting it. It's a four row repeat, so very easy to memorise, and works up into a lovely textured fabric. I've used the Playground Politics colourway from The Yarn Tart. They don't look as if they quite match in the photo above but I can assure you they do. I've often found when taking photos of socks, one of them looks bigger or smaller, or the pattern doesn't look the same on them both, I don't know why that happens.
I must say that I've absolutely loved every minute that I've spent knitting these socks as I really enjoyed the pattern but also, the yarn was wonderful to work with, beautifully soft.
The only problem I did encounter was after I'd finished knitting them, I popped them in the sink to soak for ten minutes before blocking and I couldn't believe the amount of dye which was left behind, I've never come across anything like this before. I do think they lost a bit of their vibrancy after this first wash. This small amount of yarn was left over and it does look brighter than the socks do now which is a shame, I wouldn't expect the colour to fade so quickly.
That was a little disappointing but I think the socks will be a delight to wear.