So, last week I told you about my Cat Love Cowl, but what I haven't yet told you is that I had another pattern in said issue of Knit Now: Connect Socks.
I called them Connect because for me they are a symbol for the ginormous amount of information available to everyone thanks to the nowadays common use of the internet.Bits of information, symbolized by columns in twisted stitches, get bundled to streams. They connect in a regular pattern with streams coming from the opposite direction and resemble a network.
The socks are knitted cuff down with heel flap and gusset. The heel flap is worked with slipped stitches. The allover pattern is worked with increases and decreases and occasional 1/1 cables.
The sample was knitted in Stylecraft Head over Heels in colorway Olympus. The wool and nylon blend is a lovely yarn for socks, but I do admit that I am not the biggest fan of colourful yarn for complex patterns. These yarns often 'bear down' the beauty of the stitch pattern. I really should take pictures of my prototype in a semi-solid yarn, to get your feedback which yarn you would prefer to knit these up in.