WIP Wednesday – SOCKS!

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I’m really excited about my sock progress!  I turned the heel!  It looks like a sock!

And it fits!  Whooooo-hoooo!

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While this is the first sock I’ve ever knit for myself, I didn’t find it necessary to use a pattern.  I’ve knit enough booties, slippers and pseudo-socks to know what I’m doing, more or less.

I’ve opted for a short row heel in this sock.  It looks nice and it’s conceptually easy to execute.  Picking up those double short rows wraps on size 0 needles is a bit more difficult in practice though.  I sort of hated it.  I’ll definitely be trying out different heels in the future.

I know lots of you are sock fanatics…what’s your favorite heel?

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8 thoughts on “WIP Wednesday – SOCKS!

    1. My first pair of socks, over a decade ago was a top down with the standard heel flap…of course I gave that pair to my mom and she doesn’t even remember it. Not gonna get much heel-fit feedback there! :)

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    1. Watching the picture unravel is super fun but knitting from the blank isn’t so great. The kinky yarn is a little bit of a pain. I think I’ll probably wind the stripey blank I’ve got before knitting it.

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  1. I’m all about the Heel Flap. It’s really the only one I’ve knit so far (I’m only on my third pair of socks though so I’ll pass the salt) but it just makes sense to me. My next pair will be an Afterthought Heel and I’m way too excited about it. In theory, this means I can just keep replacing the toe and heel and thus have the socks forever.

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