I am enjoying making this sock as I am learning more about socks in general. Socks in Fair Isle are not the easiest thing in the world, yet they are. The red is a Wollmeise Vamp , which is very rich and depending on the light you get more red or orange. It is definitely very red. I decided to make the Heel in Red, it is easier on the eyes and I have plenty more Red than I have black. Given this is sock number one, sock number two will be a breeze.