Sunday, August 28, 2005
Needles: 2 24" Addi Turbos (US 1)
Techniques: Knitting into the stitch below, Balbriggan heel
Started: August 10, 2005
Completed: August 27, 2005
I knit these for my feet because I realized I didn't own any pairs of hand-knit cotton socks. I also really liked the color. I based the bowties off of something I found in Barbara Walker's Second Treasury of Stitches (submitted by a lady in Oak Park!). I adapted it for round knitting and so that it would work well in a sock. Unfortunately, it's really hard to see the bowties in the finished product, but it doesn't bother me so much, as it gave my hands something new to figure out!
Here's a camera angle I could never pull off by myself. Many thanks to my wife for this one! These heels are what Nancy Bush calls Balbriggan heels in Folk Socks. It requires grafting when you turn the heel, so I imagine that's why many folks don't bother. It gives a cool effect with this yarn, though. I would definitely apply it to a self-striping project in the future.