As promised, here is a picture of the CIC socks knit to try out John's Basketweave Ribbing.
I put a piece of cardboard in one sock to stretch it out enough to show the purl ridge in the ribbing and the continuation of the k3p1 ribbing running down the instep without the basketweave.
John's Basketweave Ribbing stitch has an eight stitch, twelve row repeat. The stitch pattern, originally from a chart in The New Knitting Stitch Library, is written out for knitting in the round here.
John's Basketweave Ribbing Stitch is making a handsome, stretchy, rich looking, easy to knit man's sock for Son John's birthday. This six inches has taken me very few hours knitting 64 stitches on Addi Turbo #1s.
I'm loving the colors in this Opal Handpainted 14. All the Opal Handpaints are a soft, plush sock yarn with a different feel from the normal Opals where the dye is painted onto the yarn. I love working with it.
My plan is to get the sock down to the approximate toe decrease by the time I leave for the airport on Thursday. Then I'm going to put it on waste yarn, pull out the needles, and take it with me to Idaho so he can try it on.
That's the closest I'm coming to taking any knitting on the trip with me.
As fast as these socks are knitting up, there shouldn't be any problem knitting the second sock after I get home. The finished pair needs to be back in Idaho in time for his mid-March birthday. I'll let the USPS handle the final delivery.
I'm liking this pattern enough so that I may write it up and publish it on Stitches of Violet. Anyone interested?