Cezanne’s “L’Estaque: View of the Bay of Marseilles” features a sundrenched ocean village in sensual, bright colors that manage to be simple and complex at the same time. The planes of the buildings, sea, and landscape are flattened, as is typical of Cezanne’s style, yet manage to portray depth.
I wanted to use Cezanne’s theme of simple elements that combine into something that is greater than the sum of its parts. The only stitches usedin my toe-up socks are knit, purl, and simple right and left cable crossings. Using these elements, I have attempted to use something of Cezanne’s sensuous line and sensitivity to subtle detail; the socks are assymmetrical and mirror imaged, with a roaming line of cable that isolates ocean-like textures from the stockinette stitch ground.
I hope these socks will be great fun for you to knit!
These socks were the March 2012 shipment of the Knit Purl Sock Club.