As a member of Harmony Semi-Solid sock yarn club from the Zen Yarn Garden , this wool/Tencel blend (Tencelicious) in "Sun Kiss" was March's selection. The pattern, Ribs & Seeds, was designed for Zen Yarn Garden by Alyson Johnson, and was included with the yarn. Reading the inspiration for the pattern, hot peppers with "ribs and seeds removed", I decided the yarn color reminded me of a ripe habanero pepper and I would use the yarn for the Ribs & Seeds pattern. They seemed to fit together.
This is the first time I will have knit socks from a wool/Tencel blend. I am curious to find out how they feel and how dry they keep my feet. It took a couple of inches of the seed rib pattern to take shape and make itself apparent. I am loving the cabling with the seed stitch center!
My last pairs of socks have gone rather quickly - averaging eight days or so, including down time for being too tired from work, life interfering with knitting, etc. I suspect these with all the cabling, and the seed stitch, will take longer, but the texture is nice, and a welcome change from what I have been knitting.