A Pair of Pairs

Here are two pairs of socks that I knit for myself recently. The wonderful thing about self-patterning sock yarn is that I don't have to switch yarns to create a pattern. I knit with the same yarn the whole time and pattern almost magically happens. The yarn is dyed in such a way that it creates stripes and all sorts of other designs. These socks are knit with yarn that has a bit of bamboo fiber in them. The yarn is Universal Yarn, Bamboo Sock yarn Color 275 50% superwash merino, 25% Bamboo, 25% Nylon. The yarn is soft and very smooth. I knit this pair a bit smaller then I usually do at 60 stitches around. I like the snug fit. They were knit toe up.

Socks as art? Well, apparently, yes! This yarn is dyed to represent artwork. This pattern is called "The Road To Socialism" A variation of the work of Hundertwassers" ( Work 833 , 75% Superwash Wool, 25% polyamid).

Here is Hundertwasser's "The Road to Socialism". I can see the same colors and similar patterns in the socks. Does this mean that I'm making a political statement when I wear them? I knit the socks toe up using 64 stitches around.