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