Pattern: SlipStripeSpiral by Mylene Pijpers
Yarn: Left over Berroco Sox and Knit Picks Stroll
Needles: Addi Sock Rockets US 1 2.25mm
This was the first Sock Madness 10 pattern to work to be eligible to get on a team. I did not finish in time, but I did make it onto the Cheerleading Team, meaning I will still get all the patterns and be able to knit along, just not compete for prizes. I am fine with that, because the breakneck speed of the competition is a little much for me, LOL!
This is a great pattern, I wasn't too sure about it when I saw it, but it turned out to not be fiddly at all. The colors are worked as a spiral, so there are no floats, just one round in the MC and then drop that and pick up the CC and continue working in the round. The slip stitch pattern gives it a great texture and made the socks fun to work.
The toe is the Personal Footprints toe by Cat Bordhi, its very different, but pretty cool. The heel is the Sweet Tomato Heel by Cat Bordhi and its worked in short row wedges, I wasn't sure how it was going to fit, but it worked out quite well.
Initially I couldn't figure out what colors to work, so I used the left over 1/4 balls from the Berroco Sox that I had already knit a pair of socks out of previously (so if this didn't work I didn't "waste" yarn) and paired it with a single ball of navy Knit Picks Stroll I had in my stash. I am very happy with the color combo!