Pattern: Narragansett Bay Socks, by Lisa Lloyd, from the book "A Fine Fleece.")
Needles: #1 (2.25mm) dpns
Comments: Seriously woolly yarn. Hope it's as sturdy in the sock as it feels in the hand. I love its rustic ruggedness and the oatmeal color. The reasonable price (about $6) and ample yardage (430 yds) were great selling points, too.
This is a lovely pattern. But some of us just can't resist changing them(who, me?). I started with the seed stitch at the top, but found it to be too loose, so I started over with a 2x2 ribbing and then did the seed stitch, only a shorter version of it. Also, I spaced the Gansey patterning evenly, rather asymmetrical as in Lisa's pattern. When I got to the flap, Heaven help me, I thought it might look good to carry the seed stitches down the sides of that as well. It was a somewhat unrewarded exercise. Also, you might notice that I added--as I sometimes do--a few rows of stockinette on the heel side before I begin the flap, having the hopeful notion that it might reduce the bulk of the sock at the ankles.And now, for something completely different...Here's a new project from yarn and pattern purchased online, where I either clicked a colorway different from one I wanted, or they sent me the wrong color. I started the small shawl in the yarn (at left) and wasn't liking the result. So I added some Kidsilk Haze, and - Viola! This changed everything, with softer look and a decidedly different color. This is something I've done before, with a sport weight yarn and a bulky, with fascinating results. If you haven't experimented with adding this Rowan yarn to another lightweight yarn, give it a try. You might be happily surprised.