I finished these socks a few weeks ago. I’ve been wearing them LOTS — so I guess it’s about time I FO-Friday-ed them. “Shoreward” was one of two patterns from the September shipment of the Rockin’ Sock Club from Blue Moon Fiber Arts.
Project: Shoreward Socks
Pattern: Shoreward Socks
Designer: Sivia Harding
Available: sometime after September 2012
Yarn: Socks that Rock Mediumweight in Drop Dead Gorgeous
The pattern doesn’t photograph easily — you’ll have to trust me when I say how pretty the twisted stitches and curved recurves are. The construction is fairly traditional toe-up style, with a nice heel flap. I love how she makes sure the leg pattern lines up, no matter where you started the gusset etc. The waffle-ish pattern on the instep and leg front make these socks a little heavy/bulky, but also super warm and squishy. It’s a trade-off I’m willing to make.
Best of all (from my point of view) is the yarn — the colorway is, as advertised, Drop Dead Gorgeous. I mean, look at this stuff!
The first time I saw it, I thought ZOMBIE! 🙂