Here's my problem with hand-paints. The yarns with radical colour change, while looking intriguing, striking even, on the skein and the swift (see below), often knit up into a tangled mess. Nothing can be done with this in terms of stitch pattern. It's a tad violent, isn't it? The yarn feels quite cushy and will make a nice sock for wearing with hiking boots. It just doesn't look particularly appealing. So, stocking stitch it is. These socks are definitely a morning commute project.