Sorry for the absence, I was having some difficulty uploading photos to WordPress for some reason. Anyway, here I am with my latest finished socks. I’ve been averaging out at a pair a week
My first finished pair were Socks on a Plane done with an afterthought heel. Although I thought the afterthought heel was the one for me, I regret doing it because I don’t feel that these socks fit as well as my others. Having said that, I probably would have done an afterthought heel regardless, to prevent pooling in the self-striping yarn. I still love these socks and think they’re really cute – even if the stripes don’t match.
I’ve worn them two or three times already and the yarn (Regia 4ply) seems to hold up really well and I’m happy with it so far.
Close up of stitch pattern
The yarn I used was Knitglobal’s superwash sock yarn in the colourway Candy. I knew no matter what pattern I used on this yarn I wasn’t going to be happy with it. I’m not mad on how the colours worked out, but these socks happen to be the nicest fitting socks I’ve done so far. The heel is done using a “no pick-up gusset”. This pattern recipe is one I would probably use again and again.