Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Bootsocks done!

Tonight I finished my 2-needle bootsocks. The yarn is one of my handspun, but I ran out so the toe of each is done in a swaledale. The pattern isn't too bad, but there is no repeat on the leg part so you do have to keep track. The stitches decrease towards the ankle, shaping the leg. I hadn't done a short-row heel before, so that was fun, but it did create little holes which is a hazard of short-row heels, I think.

All in all, a satisfactory project, but the seam is under the foot and that would be uncomfortable for prolonged wear, I think. A good pattern for bedsocks, where that doesn't matter. From "Easy Knitted Socks" by Jeanette Trotman.

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