Tuesday, May 08, 2007
I have always been drawn to the appearance of Shortrow heels, but have not found them to be easily constructed, or comfortable on my foot. These are the exception! This is the pattern from the "Favorite Socks" book, "Priscilla's Dream Socks" by Priscilla Gibson-Roberts. The yarn is from the current RockinSock Club kit. Obviously, I chose to use a pattern other than the kit pattern. I tried the given selection, and just did not care for the technique or the outcome. So - I did my own thing this time. And, very glad that I did!
These socks fit truly like a dream! The toe is made identical to the heel, both being short-row, but made in a very easily understood manner. I love them! I think this will be my heel/toe standard from now on. They are 64 stitches, and I made no modifications to the pattern whatsoever. They were made on 2.5 mm Pony Pearls DPNS for the first 3.5 inches and then the lower leg and foot were made on 2.25mm needles. The yarn is a new silk/merino blend "Silkie" from Blue Moon, colorway being "Walking on the Wild Tide". It is probably the softest yarn I have ever used. Not sure if the next pair will be as dreamy as these -- but this yarn, combined with this pattern is well - just terrific!!