The Basketweave Amethyst socks are finished.
These socks took me forever, and I finally figured out why. I needed better magnifying glasses! The color is just dark enough that the poor evening light in the living room made it difficult to see the stitch pattern. I have new readers and am contemplating a trip to the eye doctor.
This yarn is Knitivity's Southern Purls Amethyst Sock Yarn (75% Merino Wool, 25% Nylon). Because of the Merino it's soft and just a tiny bit fuzzy. It felt good to work, and I imagine the socks will feel good to wear. Ray, at Knitivity, provides a high level of service and his colors are always unique. My digital photo doesn't do just to the real color, but it's close. It's a beautiful, deep purple variegation.
The pattern is mine. I took the basketweave stitch pattern from Charlene Schurch's "Sensational Knitted Socks" book. I used size 0 (US) needles and got a gauge of 9 sts per in on the stockinette part. They are worked top down with a standard heel stitch on the heel flap, and round heels.
There was plenty of yarn to make socks for my size 9 feet, with just a little left over.