I had to start a new pair of socks right after I finished my Kermit the Frog socks last week - and for the first time in my life I had a pattern picked out, but knit a swatch out of 4 different sock yarns before I found the perfect one (and in the process decided I need to get two 16" size 2.75mm circulars).
What did I decide to knit this time? Ampersand!
I loved my Jaywalkers, but the constant chevrons made it so I couldn't get the socks over my cankles - and I think I have found a pattern in Ampersand that gives visual interest, but is still a simple pattern.
I have to re-purpose my sock form here to show you the more interesting part of the pattern - the section that will go down the front of your foot:
Isn't that pretty? The sock is zipping away as well - it's been less than a week and this first sock is nearly done.