Monday, June 29, 2009

Mom's Sock (with the Fleegle Heel)

I got this yarn on a trip to Stitches South. It was free! Universal Yarn hosted the trip and they had prizes for everyone. This is Universal Yarn Bamboo Sock . I got it free but the price online is cheap, and I have enough to make a set of footies.

Mom liked them a lot. It's so good to see someone enjoy a pair of hand knit socks. She was surprised by how good they felt on her feet.

The pattern was a standard sock design: size 2 needles, loosely CO 64 ( I used long tail and size 3 needles for this) , make 2 inches of 2 x 2 ribbing and start the pattern. The pattern is a odd basket weave I found in a pattern book that worked for 64 stitches. Then the good part:

The Fleegle Heel!

I am so impressed with this style of heel that I don't think I will ever knit a different style. I have been so frustrated with the Short Row Heel and I never liked the Heel Flap. I have finally found the heel for me! It is comfortable and there are NO HOLES!!!!!!
Now I have to find the best toe and I can settle back and be happy with my socks.

1 comment:

knittingdragonflies said...

I have never heard of this! Thanks for the link and another great blog to read.
The socks look very nice indeed!
And I will have to try the method