Upon finishing a pair of socks that have been on the needles for...
The pattern is Small Capitals by Charlene Schurch from the Sensational Knited Socks book. The book is great. It's basically a recipe book. It shows you about 100 different swatches. You pick the one you want. Then the book gives you instructions for a bunch of different gauges/sizes so you can use pretty much any weight of yarn and come up with the right size.
Here is a close up of the pattern. It's a 12 stitch 8 row repeat and I was never really able to memorize the pattern (which may have been why these were left unworked for so long... I had to have the pattern with me at all times.)
(You can also see from the picture that the heel is a little baggy... That's a product of the 12 stitch repeat, not as easy to size because you can't just take out a repeat or two like you can with a 4 or 6 stitch repeat.) The yarn I used is Noro Kureyon Sock. The yarn is everything that the worsted Kureyon is--bold colors, knots that lead to colors in a completely different part in the color repeat, vegetable matter, and a very
Normally I would never pair a color changing yarn with a texture/lace pattern but the very long color repeats of the Noro allow the pattern to show up anyway. I love the way these socks look. To me they look like scales. Even though the yarn is
(Yes, that is a dress with pockets. Most awesome article of clothing ever. I want an entire wardrobe of them.)