I am so pleased to say that I finished my socks and I love them! I have been coveting real striped socks for quite some time and finally I got some self-striping sock yarn and got them done. The yarn is Biscotte & Cie Felix in Hallucination A. I got mine at The Loopy Ewe. I can’t say enough about the yarn. It is soft and beautifully dyed. There is a tiny bit of variation in each stretch of color that I find lovely. There were no knots in the skein which is a thrill after what I’ve dealt with lately. I will be buying this yarn again. The pattern is the one I keep in my head but with afterthought heels. The afterthought heel really preserves the stripes in a way that I just love. The bullseye on the heel is really cute too.
Kepanie asked if I would show a photo of the heel, up close. Taking a photo of your own heels is a bit difficult but I did the best I could. As you can see the heel hugs my heel quite nicely. It’s nothing like the flat heel I showed you yesterday. I think afterthought heels are a lot like short row heels, they’re just done in different ways. If a short row heel fits in a way that you find pleasing you may like an afterthought heel. Remember the depth of the heel can be changed depending on the percent of stitches you use. I used 50% but I have seen people use 60% to get a deeper heel because that is what fits their heel better.
Here is the other side of the same heel. It shows the one tiny thing I am not happy with, See the point on the heel where I picked up the corner stitches. On this side on one foot there is a small hole. I think I neglected to twist the stitches as I usually do. I can live with it though. The only other problem I have is what to knit next. I have the purple cardigan to finish and a couple of other sweaters in various stages of near doneness. I also have some really nice sock yarn waiting to be knit into socks. And my head has been cold lately so I think a new hat is in order. But which will win out and get on my needles?
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