Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Halfway there

IMG_0933The first of the Thistle & Forest Plaid Socks is done!  This is the first time I’ve done a heel flap on a toe-up sock.  It is constructed exactly like a cuff-down heel flap, but it looks really different because it is on the bottom of the heel rather than on the sole.IMG_0935Despite all my mathematical exertions, I think I made the foot a tad short.  I should have thrown in a few more rounds.  S1 thinks it feels a bit short.  So…. these might be for me after all – we will see!IMG_0954I thought you might like seeing how the inside looks since the vertical strands are kinda different.  Okay, I thought STEVEN might like to see them.  This is for you, boyfriend!IMG_0955

Sock #2 is going much more quickly than #1 did.  It feels like riding a bike downhill after puffing to reach the top – sweet.


  1. I've never done toe-up socks, so this heel flap placement is quite intriguing. I will be interested to hear about how well and where this sock construction shows wear. The plaid (inside and out) is wonderful!

  2. I'm also a bit concerned about that. When I bust through my socks, the hole is on the back of the heel. But when S1 busts through hers, the hole is on the bottom of the heel. So this construction might be better for her than for me.

    I wonder if there is a way to get an eye-of-partridge stitch on BOTH the back and bottom of the heel? Hmmm.

  3. Thanks for the wrong-side plaid view. I am indeed VERY interested. Such neat and tidy work. I am just thoroughly impressed with these in so many ways -- not the least of which in your color choice. Exactly what I might have chosen!