Here it is, before I got that far:
I really love the yarn’s colors, and while I’m not convinced the variegation is the best match for this pattern, I don’t have enough of a solid-color sock yarn stashed that I want to use for it. And I think I’m committed to finishing this sock at this point. I’m grateful, though, that I’ll only have to rip out the heel this time and won’t have to start completely over.
I discovered that the Rivulets was too long right before leaving for knit night, and I was flailing around for a project to take. I finally just grabbed a skein of sock yarn and hoped to find a good toe-up pattern (since I’m determined to make sense of toe-up construction!) at the shop.
Well, I didn’t find a sock pattern that interested me, so I just cast on for a basic short sock to keep my hands busy. I got a little worried about the yarn pooling on the heel flap, but I figured that it was just the heel flap and all would be resolved once I was back to working in the round. But. The unsightly pooling continued through the gusset, and only worsened once I returned to even knitting. Alas!
I desperately want your sock patterns! What’s your favorite nonbasic sock pattern? (I’ve done plenty of plain socks and want to branch out.) I’d especially like to hear about the ones that will work with troublesome pooling or handpainted yarns.
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