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Let the drums roll and the trumpets sound!

Okay, so that’s gloriously dramatic for simply having finished a pair of socks. But there are socks and socks and, despite saying this myself,  these are good!

Tonal blue socks - on feet

Of course it’s all down to the pattern. I was taken with the Wei Siew’s Bark pattern as soon as I cast on, now I am truly smitten.

This pattern is the perfect combination of not-being-bored-silly knitting and easy-enough-for-social-knitting. I really like textured socks that aren’t too bulky and this design fits the bill perfectly. The pattern is well-written and the stitch design is only a four-stitch repeat so you could make these socks in any size you liked. The yarn I used was given to me by Older Soknitsome Daughter and it’s just perfect for showing off the texture and yet still providing some interesting colour variations. It’s Sport & Strumpfwolle Classik (75% wool, 25% nylon, 4-ply yarn) by Wolle Rödel. I used each 50g ball as was and didn’t worry about perfectly matching socks. The one big deviation from the pattern was knitting them toe-up. I used the heel instructions from Cassandra Dominick’s Early Bird Socks to make a slightly dense heel flap with gusset which fits well and should wear well too, as the ‘knit one, slip one’ part starts on the base of the heel.

Tonal blue socks - front foot and leg Tonal blue socks - soles and back leg

The big question is always, would I knit these again? The answer is a resounding yes!