It's a landscape of color...Yarn: Noro Kureyon Sock, Colorway #185 - 70% Wool, 30% Nylon
Pattern: Shadow Rib Socks from The Little Box of Socks by Charlene Schurch and Beth Parrott
Needles: I used #1 (2.25mm) dpns, but the pattern called for 3 skeins of Gems Sport yarn and size 3 (3.25mm) dpns.
Comments: Despite a minor frustration (a knot that abruptly interrupted the colors and dared me to match both socks) I still like this controversial yarn. After my best artistic effort, they match--sort of. Someone wrote on Ravelry that it's nearly impossible to match socks perfectly with Noro because of the irregularity of the striping.
Even with careful counting and attention to consistent tension, my socks often look different sizes on the foot due to my mismatched feet. Well, that's a plausible excuse, no?Yup, Noro sock yarn is bumpy, with thick and thin areas to worry the perfectionist in each of us. And it tends to stretch out a bit like cotton yarn when you wear it. It's somewhat like a wild child in those respects. Ah, but did I mention the color?