Pattern: Gentleman's Half Hose in Ringwood Pattern from Knitting Vintage Socks by Nancy Bush.
Yarn: Sydney Sock with Nylon in a colourway called "Hey Paula"
Needles: size 1 (2.25 mm)
Modifications: I shortened the leg by a handful of rows as I was concerned that I'd run out of yarn after lengthening the heel flap, increasing the gusset size and knitting for my size 11 feet. That was a good decision, considering I finished the second sock with just 2 grams of yarn leftover. It was really, really close.
Comments: The patterning in the sock is not as obvious in this variegated colourway as it might have been in a solid or semi-solid yarn, but I think the pattern's a good choice for the yarn. It's a really simple pattern of knits and purls that knits up very quickly. The leg pattern continues down the heel flap for a neatly subtle heel.The ribbed cuff is really long (40 rounds) but that might be a handy thing to keep the socks up as they're almost knee socks.
The cuff starts out at 76 sts but a series of decrease rounds down the leg bring the foot down to 64 sts so the fit is perfect. The pooling in the feet almost lines up from the left sock to the right to create big puddles of navy. Usually I'm annoyed by pooling, but I kind of like it here. The cobalt blues really pop against the kelly greens, and it's all my favourite colours so I suspect these are destined to become one of my favourite pairs of socks.
It's Finished Object Friday and I'm linking up with the group at Tami's Amis. Why not have a look to see what everyone else finished? Maybe you'll get some inspiration for your next project!