2007-06: Mars Mission socks
Fiber: 4 oz Fiber Fiend! Superwash Merino roving, colorway = Mars
Yarn: 2 ply, fingering/sportweight + 40 yds Navajo plyed for cuff ribbing
Needles: 3.0 mm
Stitch pattern: Evelyn Clark's Retro Rib from Interweave Knits Winter 2004
Construction: Toe-up with short row toe; heel gusset & counter from Early Spring pattern; eye of partridge heel; tubular cast-off; both socks worked at the same time.
This is my first homespun sock yarn. Not wanting to over-complicate things, I divided the roving and spun singles from each half. The 2 singles were plyed together, creating a barber pole yarn that reminds me of Trekking XXL coloring.
The final 40 yds was Navajo plyed, only because it was on one bobbin and it looked like it was spun fairly fine. In retrospect, I should have wound the singles into a centerpull ball and made a 2 ply yarn. The tops of the cuffs are a bit firmer than the rest of the socks but they feel okay and I like contrast of the purity of the colors.
Recapping the mission.
Final 40 yds Navajo plyed.
First half done
Progress in pictures