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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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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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Very prettily done socks!
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Moni those are great socks! them.

@GG - everyone deserves a good turn
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Such lovely socks! Never just another pair. The color changes work so beautifully with the pattern. Very well done.
I'm onboard with droopage. What a handy word.
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They look great! I am a sock knitter lover and this is a fabo looking pair.
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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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