Yarn: Noro Sock, colorway 184
Pattern: Lake Geneva Socks, my own pattern available here as a pdf file. The only variation from the pattern was to knit a Strong heel.
Needles: size 1 (2.25 mm) dpns
Comments: The Lake Geneva socks are designed to be worn with the cuff up or down, since the pattern on the inside is quite similar.
Have I gone a bit overboard on the Noro socks? This is my fifth pair. Even though there was a knot in the middle of the foot (front sock) that left out a whole segment of patterning and also left the wrong colors with which to match up even slightly, I still like the outcome.
Here is a closeup of the Strong heel, which is not included in my pattern. I used this heel because the pink probably would have ended up only on the heel and not on the instep if it had been a flap heel. Although they don't match exactly, I expect they will look just fine in a pair of shoes. On a trotting horse, who will notice?
The best thing about these socks? Next winter they will be smashing with my Noro scarf!