Sunday, August 28, 2005

Bowtie Socks

Pattern: None
Needles: 2 24" Addi Turbos (US 1)
Yarn: Sockotta
Techniques: Knitting into the stitch below, Balbriggan heel
Started: August 10, 2005
Completed: August 27, 2005
Recipient: Me

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.


Anonymous said...

Both pairs look great! I love the look of that heel.

Nowhere Nick said...

I like em'. I think it is safe to say that you are a sock-o-holic. That's not necessarily a bad thing.


Lauri B said...

Oh, your heels look fabulous. I've admired the Balbriggen heel many a time, think I'll give it a go myself! :)

Kenny said...

Out of curiosity.... do you only knit socks? Looks like that from all your previous posts.

What is your method of sock knitting? DPN? 2 Circulars? or Magic Loop?

the fiddlin' fool said...

I'm a fan of 2 circs. I am currently trying out Magic Loop with a 24" needle, which is working out just fine so far.

And yes, I mostly knit socks, although I have knit a few hats and a few felted llamas.

Cheryl said...

I like the heel!!!