Who can wait for natural light?
Pattern: Broadripple, by Rob Matyska. There used to be a Koigu adaptation on the Threadbear website, but I can’t find it there anymore. Essentially, you cast on 72 stitches instead of 56 and distribute the extras evenly.
Yarn: Koigu 411, 2 skeins. Although you can’t really see it in the photo, the 2 socks, although ostensibly from the same dyelot, are pretty different in color. Go figure.
Needles: Clover Bamboo Size 1s, my standard for Koigu socks. Bound off with Bryspun 3s.
Notes: When I first saw the Jaywalkers (do I even need to link?), I (like Olga) thought, hey! Those are just like Broadripples! Well, they’re similar, but I think, in the end, Broadripples have a big advantage. Word on the blog street is that the Jaywalkers don’t have a lot of give to them. The Broadripples have that straight section between the chevron bits, which has a more give than the slanted stitches, and if you really wanted to up the stretch quotient, you could even rib that part. They don’t look as cool as the Jaywalkers, maybe, but they have more fit options, which is what you want in a sock.
Begun: July 2005
Finished: January 22, 2006, during the Steelers’ AFC Championship victory. Which rocks because I heart Jerome Bettis.