I’ve used Kaffe Fassett’s “Jack’s Back” pattern on several projects already. I made a jacket for myself some years ago (see photo and photo) and I’ve also used the pattern for the back of a vest which is still not complete (images later). The pattern is an oriental/arab-inspired 2-colors-in-a-row stripe. I like it a lot, and it is fun (and not boring) to knit. This time I decided to try it on socks.
The first one is complete and the second one is in progress. At this rate I probably need another week or two to finish the project (based on my current workload, I only knit on the way back and forth to work). I took some photos this morning to give you an idea of what it looks like.
As you can see, I alternated multi-colored stripes with black stripes. I wanted to try this approach as I felt that using multi-colored stripes everywhere might be too much. After looking at it for awhile I’m no so sure anymore, so maybe I’ll make another pair with multi-colored stripes throughout.
I didn’t want to make them exactly the same, so I used a slightly different set of colors for the multi-colored stripes. I think the effect is quite subtle. Here’s a closeup:
Please leave a comment and tell me what you think. I’ll upload more pics when the second one is finished.