Most of the socks I make are with Knit Picks Essential Sock Yarn. This is because it is nice quality and pretty much the cheapest sock yarn I have found that is washable. Usually the Multis knit up in splotches, like on Elise's socks shown in my January 11th post.
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However, the pair I am working on for Olli are quite... different. He picked the yarn, a varied blue with a bit of purple.
When I started knitting, 64 stitches on size 2 needles, it made a really cool vertical stripe pattern instead of the splotches. I really like it, there is a wide purple stripe and a wide light blue stripe, separated by dark blue. I was a bit nervous cuz it came out much more PURPLE than I expected from the ball, but I planned to put the purple stripe in the back. I didn't. Just wasn't thinking, lol.
I still think they are pretty cool.
Here is a picture of the light stripe. (The purple came out too dark to see well- the problems of sun allergies- low lighting!)
This is the finished sock. The funky stripes started again after I got to the straight part of the foot, which was fairly short.One more picture.