yarn : Four Seasons Gründl Hot Socks Country in Shade 33
needle : US 6[4 mm]
size : 9.5I didn't win, but the fun in posing outside in socks (and admiring the photographer) made the experience worth it. Also, new socks!
The fit is absolutely perfect! Like, an exact fit. I was a little worried about the dryness of the yarn, but after the first soapy dip, they softened up nicely. And I couldn't have been more impressed with the way this yarn striped up. The pattern is gorgeous.
As mentioned before, I opted for a k2 p2 cuff, and worked the Eye of Partridge heel, which was a lot of fun and very satisfying to see in this color scheme. I also went for a simple Wedge Toe. The other option was a star toe, which would have been a great new thing to learn how to do, if I wasn't so repelled by the look of it! I'm sure there's a pattern out there somewhere that the Star Toe helped make shine, but I don't think this one is it.
All in all, I loved the project. I highly recommend it to beginner and advanced knitters alike. Perfect for a softly stripey or semi-solid sock yarn in your stash. These Chai Latte Socks really flew off the needles for me, and became a welcome addition to my growing pile of hand-knit socks.