The Backstory: My husband and I were in my LYS shopping around. He wandered over to the sock yarn and started commenting about how he would love another pair of handmade socks. Since his birthday falls a week after Christmas, I said yes to the socks. My thought… One less gift I have to think up myself (😉).
He selected Cascade Heritage Prints (Merino Wool/Nylon), which is a self-striping yarn. The thickness of each strip came out fairly even. The color saturation is awesome and the yarn has a tight twist so the stitch definition is A-MA-ZING!
I wanted another go at the afterthought heel so I casted on 68 stitches and knit and knit and knit. It was requested that the socks be identical twins (extreme eye roll) so I double magic looped them. I then went back and added in the heel. If you need a good tutorial on how to do this please check out this one from The Knit Girllls.Afterthought heels are pretty easy to knit into the sock. You just need to make sure to account for the approximately 2 1/2″ that the heel with take up when knitting the tubular section. You don’t want to make the foot too short.Well another X-mas gift completed! Woot woot! I most certainly recommend Cascade Heritage Prints yarn the next time you feel the need to make some fun socks.
Until Next Time,