Monday, April 27, 2009

Star-Edged Socks

Do you ever get tempted to knit a sock in a pattern and literally "skip" the heel because it broke up the pattern? Now you can! (Mostly.) You can save your heel stitches for later. Make the heel your... brother, and not the other way around!

Intriqued? visit my in depth Afterthought Heel Tutorial for this pattern.
For this pair of socks, I decided to go the non-traditional route when it came to afterthought heels. I wanted my heel to look just similar to the traditional toes shaping. You can substitute with any sort of heel method like short row heels, etc, there's a lot out there.

Pattern: Star-edged Socks, by KUAS (yours, truly)
Yarn: approx 385 yds of KUAS' fingering weight yarn in the colorway "Butterfly"
Needles: size 2US dpns, set of 4.
Method: Top-down
Special features: Afterthought heel, Star-Toe decrease on the toes and heel.
Project: April 20th-26th 2009
I like them. They feel very springish. You'll notice one curvy decrease on the heel in the photo below, but if you turn the foot, you'll notice that they are actually decreasing at 4 points. It's kind of tripy with variegated yarn.
I hope you like these socks!


andiknit said...

I love your new socks. The heel looks very cool and I love the stripey yarn!

Bricklyrknitter said...

Love the socks! Hope you're feeling better!

Unknown said...

Thanks for the tutorial. I have been wondering about picking up stitches from the afterthought prep, but I get it now. I think. We'll see on my next pair of socks!

Hope your chest congestion/choking is short-lived. Sounds terrifying :( Feel better!