I really enjoyed knitting these socks. The colour was so cheerful, the pattern so interesting, and the texture of the yarn so much to my taste.
Pattern: Flaming Desire by Anne Hanson (Knitspot)
Yarn: HazelKnits Artisan sock, available here in the UK (though mine was direct from the US a year or so ago).
Colour: Hi Octang
Needles: 2.25mm dpns
Lovely! A great project for a dark and difficult month. The sock is slightly longer than the usual "crew sock" due to the long pattern repeat, but I still had plenty of yarn.
The pattern leaves nothing to chance: both charts and long-hand instructions are provided, with plenty of back-up numbers to check you are on the right track.
Anne Hanson's patterns are not cheap, but I definitely feel you get your money's worth.
She has a pattern for a cardigan which used the same "flames"stitch pattern: Leaving , which is a Twist Collective design. I am definitely keeping that in mind for a future project. Next winter perhaps? I would like to try one of her full-sized garment patterns, but they tend to be geared towards the dare I say slightly older woman? This one has a lower neckline and can be knit either as a pullover or a cardigan.
I need to get cracking on my March cardigan now. My needles have arrived so I have no excuse... other than the fear of steeking!