Well, these socks took awhile, but they’re done, and they’re so worth the effort!
Pattern: Bayerische by Eunny Jang
Yarn: Brown Sheep Wildfoote in Blue Blood Red
Needles: US0 / 2.00mm ChiaoGoo circular
The pattern really does eat yarn like crazy, but luckily I can get away with shorter socks. (In fact, due to my build, I kind of have to knit shorter socks unless I want to incorporate lots of calf shaping. Which I usually don’t. Especially with these socks!) While I only needed a little less 100g (2 skeins in this yarn), the recommendation of 150g is spot on.
Such a great pattern though. It really is quite logical in its own way – it’s easy to see where each of the four motifs are going, and it also helps that they all have a multiple of 8 rows (three have 8 rows, the last has 16). It’s also fun if you like cables and crosses, although I think you should ditch the cable needle if you usually use one. There’s so many 2-stitch crosses in each round that an extra cable would just get in the way, in my opinion.
I don’t love the yarn – I kept splitting it – but I think it shows off the pattern nicely. It’s also a bit finer than many of the other sock yarns in my stash. So, while I don’t know if I’ll ever use Wildfoote again, I think it’s a good match for a project like this.