Flower Power is a beautiful 4 ply sock wool that I bought from The Knitting Goddess recently.
Hand dyed in colourway Flower Power. Beautiful rich colours of pinks, magenta, greens, turquoise and mauve. Gorgeous colours.
The 4 ply sock yarn is very soft and silky to the touch. 50% superwash merino and 50% tencel yarn (100g/333m). I haven't knit with tencel before but my sister says it is very comfortable for socks.
The skein looked beautiful when it arrived
The yarn knits with a spiral pattern emerging so I decided that I would knit these with an afterthought heel. I am deciding which to use at the moment.
I know that I will use the round toe for these socks as I like wearing them so much. I did read about a round toe for the heel but I don't think it would be comfortable if the last 8 stitches were gathered but I think it would be more comfortable to kitchener stitch the last stitches. Thinking about this at the moment.
The royal blue line is the waste wool that I have put in to show where the afterthought heel will be worked.
I finished these socks a few months ago and never actually photographed them at that time. So I thought I'd photograph them now. They have been worn and washed many times. The yarn has, I think stood up well to general wear. The after thought heels are comfortable although I do prefer wearing socks with a traditional heel flap. But these socks were quick and easy to knit.
As I would have expected, the colour has faded a little, over time with washing. But I think, if anything, they are even prettier than they were when they were first made. I rather like the colours as they have softened.