Trying Something Newish

This is the current sock in progress. The yarn is the now discontinued Wisdom saki bamboo by Universal Yarn. I found the yarn a few months ago tucked back on the shelf at Goodwill. I just can’t pass up sock yarn at Goodwill. Couple that with stripes and I’m all in.

The pattern is the one I keep in my head: 64 stitches with 2X2 ribbing. I am switching up the heel though. I wanted to try something new or at least something different than what I usually do with striped yarn. For this sock I’m trying a Strong heel. I think I may have knit a pattern with this sort of heel but I didn’t know it had a name. Basically it’s just increased stitches followed by decreased stitches which creates the cup to hold the heel of your foot. The thing that made me want to try it is the stripes won’t be interrupted. They will become a little narrower but overall the stripes won’t be lost. Hopefully it will work the way I envision.

What have you been working on? Have you tried anything new?


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15 Responses to Trying Something Newish

  1. tabeakatharina says:

    Those stripes are so fun! I recently learnt how to do the Fish Lips Kiss heel.

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  2. Laura Kate says:

    I’m dedicating this winter to finishing up UFO that are cluttering up my storage area. So far I finished a pillow, now I’m picking up a shawl I started almost 4 years ago.

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  3. Reanna says:

    Ihad lost my mojo for a year or two nearly and recently got it back (thank you, adult ADHD diagnosis!) I haven’t even read blogs in that time. Since September I have made a baby cardigan, a men’s cardigan, a few hats, have half of another cardigan done, a cowl, and have about 75% of a pair of mittens done.

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  4. Meg Hanson says:

    I have a vague memory of something with those stripes I had in high school in the 1970’s! I am looking forward to seeing a photo of your heel when it is done.

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  5. kathyreeves says:

    I just finished another pair of socks for DH, and have to decide whether to try another pattern by This Handmade Life, or double up on knitting charity hats (I am working through all my leftover bits of yarn.)


  6. Interesting how the “background” stripe changes. What a find!

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    • It isn’t the first time I’ve knit yarn with this sort of stripes. I find it sort of weird. Not only are there two different “background” stripe colors but there is a section (it’s seen at the cuff) that seems like it doesn’t have a background stripe at all. I’ve just reached this section in the yarn and I’m curious to see if it does have a repeat that isn’t seen in the cuff.

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  7. helenblunden says:

    Wonderful! I have to start knitting socks for something different. At the moment I’m using up my stash yarn having knitted 7 beanies. I need some new ideas to get rid of little bits of yarn which I don’t want to throw away. 🤣


  8. I started a pair of Dumbledoor’s Christmas Stockings with some of my hand dyed yarn.

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  9. LDSVenus says:

    I’ve never knit with bamboo for socks, do you like them for socks? The stripes are really pretty :).

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    • I think this is my second or third time using bamboo containing yarn for socks. This is 25% bamboo. (It also has 25% nylon.) The other pairs had more bamboo, maybe 50% but I can’t remember. I know I’ve read on other yarn labels nylon from bamboo so I think of it as a substance added to yarn to make it stronger. I suspect it is the thing that gives this yarn a sturdy feel sort of like fishing line. I can’t say it’s rough but it sure isn’t soft. I’d call it sturdy:)

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  10. Alissa Head says:

    I’ll have to look for that technique.

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  11. Your new stripy socks look great! I have not heard of that heel type – will have to look for that! I am working on some socks as well. Two at a time, toe up!


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