(thanks to my model who was gracious enough to endure my pedantic foto-taking)
I'm so pleased with them, after the not-so-successful start.
Pattern: Snowflake socks from Interweave Knits Autumn 2007 issue
Yarn: Drops Alpaca, 100% Alpaca, 50gr=180metres, colours #2110 (cream) and #2920 (purple), less than one ball of each colour needed.
Needles: 3mm dpns
Notes: I didn't like the ankle cuff in this pattern, so I changed it to match the cast on I used for the Endpaper Mitts and worked in rib for the first two rows before changing colours. Also, I omitted a pattern repeat on the foot section to make them shorter, which means in total there are five snowflake pattern repeats.
The toe part of this sock is quite long. I think the ankle cuff could be done on smaller needles (1/4mm or 1/2mm smaller) and then use bigger needles on the pattern sections. The same could be done with the heel part - half a mm smaller needles.
These are gorgeous socks and I know I'm going to make another pair sometime, but the question is - what colour next???