This was one of my multiple tries with extra drama. I saw a pair made with a multicolored background and wanted to make some. I tried two or three different colors without success. It turns out that self-striping is a bad idea with a capital BAD. I looked at many pictures of completed socks. I ended up using some
Schoppel-Wolle Crazy Zauberball because other people had used it and I did have a ball in my stash. It wasn't what I wanted, but I still like the socks.