Friday, March 14, 2014

Spring Socks

A late one. :)

Hermione's Hopscotch Socks

Pattern: Hermione's Everyday Socks by Erica Lueder
Yarn: Hedgehog Fibres Sock in Hopscotch
Needles: US 1
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I love these socks. The end. Just kidding! I'll tell you why: they were addictive, they were fast, the yarn is so soft, and the color is too fun to set down! The finished socks are super comfy and they fit perfectly.

The only modification I made to the pattern was to try a slanted toe instead of knitting them as written. I've been meaning to test the fit of slanted toes since I read an article somewhere (do you think I can find it anywhere?!) about different toe shapes to fit your foot. My toes are slanty, so my sock toes should be too, right? See my notes for specifics. They fit great! I sometimes find that my big toe gets a bit sore in traditional socks and traditional sock toes because it's longer than the sock. I always worry about getting a hole there. I haven't yet in my hand-knit socks, but I know the day will come. I hope that this shaping will save these socks that inevitable hole since there's more room for my big toe.

I can't wait to knit up all of my sock yarn so I can buy more of this sock yarn. I'm going to treat myself to the dyer's sock club at the end of the year if I keep up with my destashing. I did have a slip up about a week ago and ordered some yarn...but once you see it, I'm sure you'll understand. ;)

Are there any sock modifications you make specifically for your feet? What is your favorite heel? Favorite toe?

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  1. Pretty socks!
    I need to check out that pattern :)

  2. So cute!! I like the longer sock leg on yours. I never thought about slanting a toe( my toes are more straight across) but that's a good idea to keep in mind when knitting for family.

    1. I wish I had made the legs even a bit longer to use up the yarn! I like a long sock. :) I'm going to have to find that article on toes. It talked about straight toes, too!


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