Tuesday, November 08, 2005
Patterns: A combination of Lucy Neatby's Sideways Garter Stitch Cuff, Socks 3's After Bertha, and the Keyboard Biologist's Afterthought Heel
Needles: 2 24" US 1 Addi Turbos, 1 40" US 0 Addi Turbo
Yarn: Lana Grossa Meilenweit Fantasy, Color 4790
Special Technique: Afterthought Heel, Garter Stitch Cuff
Started: October 8, 2005
Completed: November 7, 2005
I was taken by these colors quite a bit, so I picked a pattern (actually 3) that would highlight the print. I like Lucy Neatby's idea of letting the color dictate the pattern.
This is my first attempt at an afterthought heel, and I have to admit that I am really impressed with the fit. Most socks I've knit have a tendency to slouch into the shoe, possibly because I don't make long enough heel flaps. I have managed to make things better in more recent socks, but the afterthought heel fits like a charm on the first try! I believe the reason is that the stitches on the back of the heel do not pull downwards like they do on a heel flap sock. Rather there is an even spread of tension emulating from the center of the heel, so the height of your heel bone to the floor doesn't really matter.
Plus, they look really nifty with self-striping yarn!
The way I see my socks.