These are for my Darling. He is allergic to lanolin, so I found this 100% alpaca yarn at the local fiber store. I brought him in to pick out the colors. The purple is actually two shades of purple with a bright blue, but unless you hold it out in the sun, you can't tell. At first I was trying to figure out where all these little bright blue threads were coming from.
The stitch is UOU/OUOO and I'm really proud that I managed to figure out this new stitch all on my own. Took me a while of sitting down with all the pictures there are online of the various stitches and figuring out exactly how Hansen's naalbinding classification system works. Im still a little confused but I finally grasped what I was doing wrong with the UOU/OUOO and got the finished result to look like the pics.
This is also my first attempt to make striped socks with the double spiral method. Its makes a true stripe on both sides of the sock, rather than me splicing the second color to the first on the back of the sock. I'm really quite happy with it.
|Almost done with the second toe so that I can start the heels.||Close up of the toe.|
|How I work the two rows of color can be seen at the top.||Close up of the stitch.|