I've been trying to find the right sock yarn to show off the Ruddington pattern. First I used a tonal hand-painted yarn which didn't do it any justice.
I knew I needed a solid-colour yarn with a nice twist to show off the cables. I found two skeins of Chloe & Spud Fine sock yarn - 80% superwash wool and 20% silk (what Cat Bordhi calls 'nature's nylon') in my stash. The skeins are 65g and 248 yd (227m) each.
I am much happier with the result. The cables really 'pop'.
- 72 sts
- 2.25mm needles
- added 2 knit stitches on either side of the 32 stitch pattern.