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Type of item: Accessory
Simply Sock yarn
What was your inspiration?
These were my first all-over pattern socks and I wanted to add a little something special in the afterthought heel.
I wanted a heel that would echo the diamond shapes in the stitch pattern, so I made what I'm calling a 12-stitch vertical strap heel. The heel instructions are written out, not charted, and rely on stitch markers to keep the decreases in the proper places.
What are you most proud of?
This was the first time I have used Simply Socks Yarn (www.simplysockyarn.com), but it won't be the last. I loved the way it knit up, how well it held the stitch definition, and the color depth. All of that, and it's machine washable. Plus, it comes put up in relatively small skeins, so I didn't have to spend as much to get two colors into a sock. I had a lot of yarn left over, in both colors. I know I'm making relatively small socks, but I was still very impressed with the yardage on this yarn. The pair of socks used about 1.5 skeins of slate and hardly used any of the maroon yarn. Expect to see a lot more of this in my designs.