It seems like I was working on this sock forever. In fact, with all of the knitting and reknitting on them I could have made several pair! I do like the way they turned out.
The pattern is the Fair Isle Sock in Kerter SRK 402. We also used the recommended On Your Toes 4 Ply Sock Yarn. If you do make this pattern please note that the chart is labeled incorrectly. The main color and accent colors are reversed in the chart. Also, the pattern should be for 72 stitches. We found that the 60 stitches in the pattern makes a very small sock. The sock pictured is knit on 72 stitches. We also used an afterthought heel instead of the one in the pattern.
A. let me borrow her 12 inch circular needle which really helped with the fair isle work. I did find that I did a lot of reknitting because a round on the sock goes so quickly. I would get in the rhythm of the row pattern and keep going and be well into the second row before I noticed. This was probably not the best time of year to work on this project because it required more concentration than I could give it while talking, or in only small amounts of work time. The week AFTER Christmas would have probably been a better choice. I learned a lot from making these and will probably make more fair isle socks. But, I think I'll work on some simpler socks first.
The next pair of socks will be mine. I need to go digging in the freezer (wool storage location) and see what I can find.