From the Pattern Introduction:
Like broad brushstrokes on a canvas, we can group our stitches together to create larger motifs in our knitting — which is what Jane Cochran did here. The discreet staggering of increases and decreases within a slender purl column creates a gently undulating, barlike ribbing that is both visually appealing and functionally strong and stretchy.
To enhance the sense of depth and movement, the sample was knit in a springy two-ply Sundara Sock Yarn, which gives a hint of shadow to the fabric. The flickering semi solid coloring further enhances the sense of movement. You could also knit these socks out of a solid color or even a semisolid that incorporates two complementary colors. But be wary of any greater variegation, which could overpower and detract from the subtle beauty of the stitch pattern.
© 2011 Clara Parkes