I have another two balls of Regia (this time in a more demure variegated blues colourway) - the same wool-mix yarn that I used for my first socks
. This is a fairly firm/hard yarn but I have not tried to wash the first pair yet. I do know that the first pair knitted up slightly loose on the 3 mm needle (magic-loop) and so will be using my 2.75 mm needle this time (having just knitted a swatch).
I am thinking of doing this next pair of socks top-down with a picot edging. Still short-row heel and, if I can work out how to short row the toe top-down, toe as well. If I can't, does anyone have any suggestions for a toe shaping method that is not to complicated?
Alternatively, I might do the toe-up method again because I do like those toes but I need to work out if a picot edging will work out that way.
I'd also like to do a slightly more interesting 'pattern' on the socks this time. Again, any suggestions for something not too complex and probably not lacy (I have never done lace)?
Finally a question. Does anyone know how to make the insides of sock soles less harsh on the feet than the purl side of stockinette? I find that pretty harsh to walk on, to be honest. Maybe I need to source a nice fingering/sock weight chenille yarn - a finer/thinner (and NOT PINK) version of the yarn that I used for my first hat the other day! ;-pN.B. I will be crossposting this to my LiveJournal, LJ communities and Ravelry...