I decided that I would like to see what this technique looked like if I used a simple lace pattern so what better than the Horseshoe Lace pattern that I have well and truly memorised after designing the Cranford Mitts.
As you can see it gives a completely different look to the pattern and the matched decreases and yarn overs create a ripple effect which moves the stripes around rather prettily. I need to do a little more work on rejoining the yarn after the heel turn as there are a couple of areas where the spiral broke and for some reason I managed to reverse the colour repeat. I also think I need to go up a needle size as the lace pattern pulls the fabric in a little. Thank goodness for that second sock which gives me another chance to troubleshoot.
In other news I have been working on reconvening my little sock family so here are my current difficult and easy socks. The wishbone lace socks have been a lovely knit which I have really enjoyed. I'm sure I will be finishing them off later in the week. My completely mindless project started life as my demonstration sock for knitting socks on two circular needles but I got so fed up of having needle ends flapping around that I yanked one needle out and am now finishing it off using the magic loop technique. The yarn is Mountain Colours Bearfoot which I have to say feels absolutely gorgeous. It has a bit of mohair in it which makes it deliciously fuzzy and soft.
And finally, I have been busy at my spinning wheel and have been spinning up the March Yarn Yard Club Fibre. The colours are glorious but my favourite parts are where the red and yellow run into each other so I am breaking to fibre up into small colour runs so that there aren't any huge lengths of one colour. I'm hoping to get a kind of sunrise effect so we will see how it turns out!