Tuesday, 18 November 2008

FO: New Heel Socks

I finally finished these socks.

The really good thing about doing socks using short rows (yep, that dreaded wrap & turn thing) is that it works really well when you are knitting two socks at a time on two circular needles. The downside of these heels is that it is so difficult to see the wraps when you need to pick them up. Unfortunately I read this tip from Ann too late. She suggests putting in a marker at each wrap. I'm definitely going to give that a go next time.

The other discovery I made is that I think I'm going off self striping sock yarn. And that is a bit of a problem because I still have several skeins in my stash. I guess what I need is an exciting pattern that works well with a self striping yarn. Any suggestions?


T. said...

The Barnraising Quilt from the book "Knitalong"?

~ Phyllis ~ said...

Nice job on the socks.

Bells said...

Oh they look great!

I remember when I started to go off the striping yarns, or even heavily variegated. I just knew I wanted more from my socks. I still use it because it's great for plain socks (which are great for travel and when I'm talking to friends and need easy knitting) but there's a bigger world out there!

Cathy said...

Hi - come see me again, ok? I tagged you b/c you'd been a visitor in a specific period of time - it was a fun project, so I hope you'll play along; if not, that's ok, too!

val said...

love the socks and its interesting to learn all these tricks when it comes to knitting them :)

destash the sock yarn on Ravelry in the aussie knitters ;) you know Im sure someone will buy it or swap with you :)

Amanda said...

Thanks for all the suggestions. I feel like following them all up one way or another.