The yarn for these socks was something of an experiment for me. I had purchased a 4 oz bag of merino roving that comprised of 7 pieces of different shades of pink and purple and one piece of natural.
I wanted to see what happened to the colours if I spun the colours randomly in short pieces of about 10 yards and then plied them both against themselves. I was aiming for something along the lines of the effect achieved by the Trekking sock yarns. Having done that, I then wondered what the effect would be if I used one ply of the random colours and one ply of the natural.
The yarn was so lovely that I just had to create a design to show off the subtle differences between them and given the amount of yarn, socks were an obvious choice.
I chose to call them Swizzle because the travelling stitch pattern on the cuff reminded me of a swizzle stick.
Both yarns averaged out at 20wpi. You could use any standard sock yarn to make these socks