and the other is green.
Because the 48 stitches of the sole could only be divided into an even number of stripes, the first stripe and the last stripe (from left to right) are opposite colors, which meant the gussets wouldn't match. I knew that going in, and knew that I could do some fancy number juggling to compensate, but I decided it just wasn't worth it. I plan to knit the second sock with the sole stripes reversed, so that the socks will mirror. Then for the pattern it will be knitter's option whether they knit matching or mirrored socks.
I'm also trying to figure out the topology of turning one sock inside out. Would it then match or mirror? (I'm an empiricist, dammit. I'll have to knit the second sock, then play with turning one inside out...)