My first finished object on the new blog!
Pattern: Chevron with “In-Place Afterthought or Forethought Heel” from Sensational Knitted Socks by Charlene Schurch. 66 stitches.
Yarn: Regia Strato colorNeedles: Size 2 Addi Turbos
So you already know that these socks helped solve my kitchener stitch woes and the heel was a pain in the neck. Other than that, I really loved how this pattern worked out. The self-striping yarn really worked well with this particular pattern making the stripes really uniform and interesting. The stitch pattern gave the sock a stretchy but snug cuff. The fit of the heel leaves a bit to be desired for me. I think it is just too shallow for my particular foot. If I was to do this type of heel again, I would definitely give the cuff another inch or more since this heel pulls it down more than I originally expected. I think these may have confirmed my love for a traditional heel flap type sock, but I plan to do a few more different techniques during the Summer of Socks before I say that for sure. Overall, I am pleased with the finished product although I’ll never do that heel again!
I’ve got a new pair in the works for HWJF, but I’ll have to show them to you another time…