Thanks for letting me share your pictures Nancy and Nick.
Nancy knit these for her daughter.
"I had made myself a pair of fluted banister socks (from the Six Sox Knitalong) using Opal Handpainted #11. They were for me, and I just love them. I had a fair amount of the Opal left over, and I knew the color scheme would also be good for my daughter, Sarah.
I made the old shale two-yarn socks for her, using what I had left of the Opal Handpainted #11, and some Paton's Kroy Sock yarn (hickory color). I happened to have. The Kroy sock yarn is a little thicker, but it turned out great.
Sarah and I both wear size 8 1/2 or 9 shoes. This sock is a little bit tight on me. I will want to make the pattern again, but maybe I'll try it on 3.0 mm Addi Turbos instead.
I really, really like your idea of the k7 p1 ribbing going down
the leg and instep. I plan to adapt that idea to my next pair of plain vanilla socks."
Nick made hers child size for CIC.
When I asked her about the yarn and how she scaled down the pattern, she sounded like me when I wing a pattern and don't write it down.
"Oh golly, that was several pairs of socks ago, and do you think I made notes? Of course not! ;)
But, let's see here...I do know that it's Silja (MC) and Regia
(CC) yarns, on #2 needles, IIRC.
Yes, I did resize the pattern but I can't quite remember how many stitches I did. Maybe 48? Other than changing the stitch count I just "winged it" -- that is, knit the foot until it looked right, you know?"
Yep, I know just how that goes.
I had to visit Internet Acronyms to look up the acronym Nick used.
IIRC = If I Remember Correctly.
Of course! It's perfectly obvious now that I've looked it up.