Yarn: Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in colorway Bee Stripe
Needles: US 1 Addi Turbo circs
Mods: Quite a few! After knitting this pattern for my future MIL, I knew that it'd come out a tad narrow for my legs/feet, so I added an extra pattern repeat. I cast on 72 instead of 60 and decreased two stitches in the last row of ribbing for 70 stitches for the pattern. I also substituted a modified wide toe for the star toe, modified because I grafted the final 14 stitches horizontally across the toe (instead of the final 12 vertically or perpendicular to the toes).
I'm quite pleased with how the striping worked out on these. I'd seen another pair of socks knitted in this colorway and noticed that it pooled a little, but I was quite lucky. The second sock (the one in the foreground in the shot above) had a tiny bit of pooling on the instep, but that was it. Want to see the striping in action? Of course you do!
Meanwhile, progress continues on Sizzle. After last night's post, I seamed the sides and tried it on -- it fits like a glove! Huzzah! I've picked up the stitches for the neck and have another row or two to knit on that, and then all that's left are the seed stitch borders on the arms and weaving in all the ends.