...Knitting Up A Storm: The Complete "Afterthought Heel" Tutorial
My stockinette socks in my "Butterfly" Colorway have been laying around untouched for quite some time, so I decided to give it a good dose of attention by letting it become a guinea-pig to my first "afterthought heel," as well as my first 'go' at the "Star Toe" decrease method. I'm super excited to knit these up, because I really wanna get my hands on those toes, and that heel as quickly as possible. Anyways, I'm getting a little off track here. See that baby minty-green? That's the waste…
This is a deceptively simple way of constructing a sock by reducing the flap to a very small strip and working an extended gusset in its place. The rounds form a right angle around the ankle and instep, which gradually softens into a continuous round; hence the reference to the mathematical problem of ‘squaring the circle’.
I wanted to use sport weight yarn to produce an elegant pair of socks and decided to go for the Austrian cables. I found the cable patterns in Maria Erlbacher’s book Überlieferte Strickmuster aus dem Steirischen Ennstal.
Summer Ivy Socks
BY ANGELA HO Columns of ivy lace are showcased in these gracefully feminine and meticulously designed socks. Experience Level: Intermediate Size: To fit average Woman (sample socks fit size 9 ½ - 10 for women) Materials: Approximately 339 m (370 yards) of fingering weight yarn (27-29 stitches to 10 cm/4").