Before the afterthought

One of the project challenges for 2017 is a project using a technique that I haven’t used before.  I could still do with some more socks for the April trip, so decided to do socks with an afterthought heel. Part of the beauty of an afterthought heel is that you can use a contrast yarn easily if you want to, and with a variegated yarn the pattern sequence doesn’t stretch out of shape because all of the rounds have the same number of stitches.

With this pair I wanted to keep it simple, so am just using one colour, and minimal texture on the sock body. To avoid the possibility of second-sock syndrome, I’m knitting both socks before I put in the heel. The first one is done, and you can see the waste yarn that marks where to put the heel. Hopefully there will be a transformed pair of socks posted in the next few days! image


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