Pattern: Tyrolean Stockings by Anne Budd
Source: Interweave Knits Fall 2007
Yarn: Berroco Ultra Alpaca
Source: Eweknit Toronto
Colour: 62178 Lot: 1102
Needles: 3.25 dpns
Start: May 19 Finish: June 8, 2013
Fabulous Pattern! The handsome cable down the shin seems the show stopper the real brilliance is the back!
The decreases look good when the sock is without a calf but put them on and the structure really pops.
The way the leg design morphs into the ribbing on the instep lends nice fit and feel.
The slipped stitch heel matches the heel's visual scale to the rest of the sock.
Then there's the yarn. This 50/50 Alpaca/Wool blend is really nice to work with, carries the dye so as to allow a wonderful depth of colour and of course, feels great.
Lots and lots of halo
While maintaining stitch definitionUp close the colour seems almost neon but then miraculously it softens from a distance albeit to a still surprising-for-the-pattern shade of salmon.
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