It's been a while since I last blogged about Op-Art socks, but I have been busy knitting them!
For this sock pattern, Stephanie Vanderlinden choose a tessellation of stars and small squares worked in different stitch patterns. I must admit that he optical effect is very subtle.
I have knit the socks in Estonian wool, Any sokilong, in a cherry red. I received this yarn in a swap. It’s a bit rough, feels like ‘natural’ wool that will felt soon. I wonder how it will hold up in socks.
The gusset decreases are at the bottom of the sole. These socks fit really nice and snugly.
Finished! This was a nice easy knit, but even after washing and blocking the effect of the stars is very subtle… The yarn became slightly softer after washing but not much. The best part of the pattern is the fit, I want to experiment a bit more with decreases on the sole.