I knit up the last two balls in my stash of Snake – # 1611 from the Opal Rainforest series.
The dyes are pretty intense in this colourway, which makes for a little stiffer cranking, so I loosed my tension 1/8 turn for the the top pair – size Large, on the 72 cylinder, and 1/4 turn for the bottom pair – size Medium, on the 54 needle cylinder.
The two balls I had of this yarn started at different places in the pattern so I didn’t try and line up the two socks. When I have a whole bag of a colourway I’ll often wind them all at once, then pair them off in groups that start at close to the same point in the pattern, and then trim one ball back so the two start at exactly the same point.
Of course it often happens that I get two balls starting at the same point only to find a knot/shift in the pattern after 10 rows into the second sock. I hate when that happens!
I didn’t try to match these two pair up…I just started the second sock where the first sock left off. With this kind of stripe and fairly short repeat, I think it works fine.
I’m not sure how I feel about wearing snakes on my feet. Snakes have pretty much grossed me out since I was – when my pet snake Willie bit me.
But I do like this pattern, and the socks have no teeth….