I think this will be my last pair of socks for this year, but you never know, I’ve fallen into the habit of grabbing my sock bag with needles secured in a knitzi when I have a moment to knit.
This pair of socks has a shaped common heel. After knitting the heel flap you break the yarn, divide the stitches and use Kitchener stitch to graft them together. It felt strange breaking the yarn at the heel and rejoining it to pick up stitches along the side of the heel flap. I find comfort and security knitting with one long, continuous strand of wool. (I dream of a never ending ball of yarn in my bag. I pull the strand for more wool to fill my needles – it’s a skein with unlimited yardage and the rhythm and flow of my knitting continues uninterrupted.) The finished heel looks different than most knitted heels and I was eager to finish a sock and see how it would feel on my foot. I was pleasantly surprised that it’s a perfect fit! The straight pattern of stitches running down the leg and onto the foot makes for a quick, neat sock. A fresh, wooly hand knit pair ready to take on the coldest of winter winds this season.
Folk Socks by Nancy Bush
Koigu KPM #2405, 2 skeins
2.75 mm Lantern Moon ebony double-pointed needles
mods: CO 56 sts, no calf shaping, 8 inch leg
12/14/2008 at 5:54 pm
I think your winter socks (plus the previous ones you just made) are getting me into the mood for dark wintery colours! These pair is breathtaking. Enjoy your knitting.
12/15/2008 at 8:31 am
Those socks look so warm and cozy! That heel sounds very interesting… I’ll have to pick up that book; I’ve been eyeing it for a while.
12/15/2008 at 11:39 am
cozy, simple gray socks.. they look warm and calm for winter.
12/15/2008 at 5:12 pm
They look so cosy, warm and tactile… and the yarn looks so beautiful. I never liked gray, but this looks so rich and enchanting I might even knit something in wintry colour… Thank you for sharing!
12/15/2008 at 8:19 pm
I love the simplicity of the colors you choose,very calming…beautiful socks.
12/16/2008 at 4:11 am
Lovely socks, they look so cosy in the Koigu, which I love!
12/17/2008 at 10:51 am
i love these photos. and of course, yours socks.
12/17/2008 at 1:13 pm
Goodness, you’re on a sock roll! I’m drooling… I’m very curious about this heel. I can’t quite picture it in my mind though, so I’m going to check your Flickr page in the hopes that you may have put up a close up?…
01/02/2009 at 8:34 pm
your photography is very special, love i eye for things
01/11/2009 at 12:53 pm
Lovely lovely socks. The grey is perfect.