These socks were probably one of my fastest knits ever thanks to using my circular sock knitting machine for most of it. I added the cuffs, toes, heels, and that’s it they were ready to go. I will certainly make more socks this way in the future, but I think I prefer using my sock knitting machine to create the heels, they seem to fit a bit better.
I’ve cranked out a giant tube using knitpicks Hawthorne yarn, and I’ll separate it into two pieces, then knit a cuff/toe on each – then I’ll cut 32 stitches across one side, and add an afterthought heel.
I’m only getting a bit of time each day but the progress is happening. I’m just past the mid way mark on both heels. Once they’re as long as they are wide they’ll be completed and I’ll be ready to knit back into the round again and continue on the foot!
Don’t forget, Blapril is going on, you can see my other posts under the same tag to see what it’s all about – so far I’m feeling alright and doing my part posting every day, but we’ll see how long I can keep it up for.
Above – my socks! Heel flaps are coming along. I’m alternating between pairs so I can keep tension some what the same, and so that they count as ‘two at a time’ (to stave off second sock syndrome where I get very bored and don’t ever knit the second sock). They’ll be little ankle socks, and I’m excited to continue back in the round once these flaps are done.
I’ve started working on the heel flap along 1/2 the sock. This will go on until the heel makes a square (as long as it is wide) and then I’ll start shaping the heel.