Pattern: my improv of the stitch pattern from the Birthday Cowl
Yarn: Madeline Tosh Hand Dyed Sock in 'lichen'
Needles: US# 1 dpn
In keeping with Project Spectrum's March color green I opted to knit up my much beloved hank of Madeline Tosh rich in greens and grays. The wool reminded me of the mossy stones around my town. The finished result with the pooling and biasing of the stitch pattern is just what I had imagined the socks would be. I do not usually like pooling and will rip and re-knit with adjusted cast on numbers, but these looked so authentically mossy that I couldn't allow my perfectionism to mess with the process. I have declared my love of this yarn before and this experience is no different. I'll be posting more pictures over the next couple of weeks that are chock (or should I rock) full of mossy, watery, stony, grassy goodness.
If you would like to knit this pattern, it is simple and can be carried down the foot as well.
I used a 64 stitch cast on, knit an inch of 2x2 ribbing and then repeated the next two rows to the desired length:
Row 1: *SSK, K4,YO,K2*
Row 2: K all