As you guys have probably noticed, I've knit a lot of socks. Not so much that I would consider myself to be primarily a sock knitter, but enough that I have established what construction I like and am comfortable plugging a stitch pattern into it. Yet my favorite pair of socks has consistently been the second pair I ever knit (my first pair went to live with my aunt). Knit in Knit Picks Imagination, these basic toe-up anklets have stood up to years of wear, possibly because of the alpaca content. So recently I decided to try to duplicate my success. I bought more Imagination and found an actual pattern because you know I could not make it through another pair of stockinette socks.
Kristen Kapur's Nasturtium is a killer pattern. This is an easy to memorize chevron pattern knit top-down with an eye of partridge heel. It was absolutely perfect for all the time I spent in cars and on airplanes last week and a very fast knit.
And the Knit Picks Imagination is just as lovely as I remember. I bought two skeins of Fairy Princess, but I actually only used one, with mere yards left over. The colors are bright and vibrant and the alpaca is soft and comforting. Paired with the pattern it is such a lovely result.
For more FOs, probably not photographed on yet another stormy evening in North Carolina, check out the gang over at Tami's Amis!