This is the second pair of socks I have knit. The first pair was on 5 dpns so I decided to try 2 circulars this time. I haven't yet decided which I prefer since they are both new things for me. For my third pair I want to try toe up socks on dpns then a fourth pair as toe up on two circulars -- both methods, then I suppose I will have to try Magic Loop before I make my decision as to which I prefer. I am finding the architecture of the sock fascinating. I had never really thought about their structure before I knit my first pair.
These are done in 2 yarns (obviously). The main colour is Regia 'Surprise Color', and the Red heel, toe and band at top is done in Lang 'Jawoll'. It is insteresting in that each ball of 'Jawoll' includes a small spool of reinforcing thread which you knit together with the main colour (2 threads then) to make the heels and toes more durable.
I decided to use the second colour for the toes and heels because I have big feet, and I like a fairly long leg on a sock and I was afraid of running out of yarn, so I extend it with the second colour. As it turns out, I might have had enough, but I kind of like the contrast anyway. I am hoping that with the toe up technique next I wont be scared of running out since I can do the knit and weigh thing and finish the leg length when I am at half the weight and then begin the second sock with the remaining half. (Does that make sense, the way I have written that? lol. If not, indulge me, please. ) Anyway, enough rambling on here. HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone and HAPPY KNITTING!