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Old 12-15-2013, 01:00 PM   #1
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Just another pair of socks


it is oddly difficult to take a picture of your own feet! That said, I like my socks!

I used the heel from Widdershins at Knitty.com, but sub'd a short row toe. These are two at a time toe-ups. I used a tiny check pattern 3/4 k/p (3 stitches by 4 rows, alternating k&p) for the main pattern stitch. I also installed a bit of 1/1 ribbing on the instep to help hug the sock to the arch of the foot, preventing droopage. (is droopage a word?) :D

The yarn is Berroco Comfort Sock, colorway Southland. I used size 3 needles (addi's).

Have I forgotten anything?!
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Old 12-15-2013, 01:23 PM   #2
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Not just another pair of socks...they are beautiful socks!



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Old 12-15-2013, 03:11 PM   #3
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Love it! I have so many projects I want to start (I see that you're following some of my Pinterest boards now, so you can see that I have a lot that I want to do... lol) and finishing a pair of socks is one of them!
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Nicely done! Your socks are beautiful. They look to be a perfect fit. The colors are just perfect. I much prefer this style of heel over short row heels, they're more comfortable and hold up better under the stress of wear. This is a little different from how I've been doing them, I think I might have to give these a go. Of course droopage is a word, silly. We call socks with ribbing round the arch girdle socks. I've made them that way but have found that if the foot fits right I don't get droopage.

I'm curious and maybe you know. Other than the heel stitch that produces that lovely cushy fabric at the back, isn't this quite similar to a Fleegle heel? I keep intending to really compare them but never get a
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Nicely done! Your socks are beautiful. They look to be a perfect fit. The colors are just perfect. I much prefer this style of heel over short row heels, they're more comfortable and hold up better under the stress of wear. This is a little different from how I've been doing them, I think I might have to give these a go. Of course droopage is a word, silly. We call socks with ribbing round the arch girdle socks. I've made them that way but have found that if the foot fits right I don't get droopage.

I'm curious and maybe you know. Other than the heel stitch that produces that lovely cushy fabric at the back, isn't this quite similar to a Fleegle heel? I keep intending to really compare them but never get a
I just searched the term Fleegle heel and found the page. This heel is different. I too am on a search for the perfect turn. I was getting a hole at the top of my gusset and this one never makes a hole, so I'm sold on it! (Short rows are for toes!) This is a great heel, but I lack a vocabulary for how it is done. Maybe you know the name of the technique?

I love the arch girdle! I'm steeling that from you!
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You didn't forget this, I'm just hoping it's possible. Could you please post a picture of the back of the heel? I'd love to see it. I'll post a photo of the heels on a pair I recently finished for comparison. They were still a WIP at the time. I like this heel though it seems I'm on a never ending quest for the perfect heel turn.
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Originally Posted by GrumpyGramma View Post
You didn't forget this, I'm just hoping it's possible. Could you please post a picture of the back of the heel? I'd love to see it. I'll post a photo of the heels on a pair I recently finished for comparison. They were still a WIP at the time. I like this heel though it seems I'm on a never ending quest for the perfect heel turn.
actually, that looks quite close to how my heels turned. I will attempt to take some heel photos for you asap...

where's that round tuit?!
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Drooling over your beautiful socks
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actually, that looks quite close to how my heels turned. I will attempt to take some heel photos for you asap...

where's that round tuit?!
Actually, I'm attempting to modify the pattern you used to my stitch count. I will use a lifeline before I start the short rows. I looked again at the pattern's photo and read through the pattern and I think I understand it. The big difference between this and the faux heel flap I've been doing is that those short rows make a little rounded part that goes round the bottom of the heel. I think. I'd love to see a close up of your heels but if you've other things to do (really? LOL) don't worry about the round tuit. I made some notes in my blog thread already and will add to them as I progress with my attempts to conquer this heel variation.

Droopage, if you coined the word you deserve recognition for it. It's a great word. The girdle is good too. My comment about foot fitting and not getting droopage might not apply to the yarn you're using. I looked later at the yarn, it's just to drool over!

Yes, short rows make great toes, they are useful in many places including heels but heels really need more yarn in them. My short row heels aren't holding up very well, the strain on the stitches makes them look thin and worn, the Fleegle heel is fine with no real signs of wear but it just doesn't feel as good as the cushy flap at the back.
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Beautiful! And there's no such thing as "just another pair of socks"!! Incidentally, where do you host your photos? I like to browse at work during lunch breaks, but I can never see your photos form there, only from home.
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Originally Posted by butlersabroad View Post
Beautiful! And there's no such thing as "just another pair of socks"!! Incidentally, where do you host your photos? I like to browse at work during lunch breaks, but I can never see your photos form there, only from home.
most of my photos are from my FaceBook page, occasionally I have some at photobucket. it's odd that you can't see them from your work computer. perhaps they block FaceBook?
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