Friday, August 12, 2016

FO: Salad Socks

I'm so in love with the Sock Surgeon's Afterthought Heel sock pattern - after I used it to knit my Christmas Socks I was hooked.  It's no secret that I adore self-striping yarn and this is hands-down the best pattern I have found for showing it off!  (Specifically, I adore the elusive Knit Picks Felici, of which I have accrued a massive stash).

So, here are my salad socks!  I made these really tall, they are super fun.

And there is the sock surgery madness:

yarn details
Knit Picks Felici in Spring Mix
Fingering Weight
Dye Lot 26812
75% Superwash Merino Wool, 25% Nylon
Machine wash/Tumble dry low
$5.49 per 50 g /218 yd ball

project details
pattern:" A Sock Surgeon's Afterthought Heel" by Emily B. Miller; available as a free Ravelry download!  And it has an accompanying YouTube video.
needles: size 2 wood dpns
gauge: 35 stitches 44 rows over 4'' in stockinette
yarn used: 348.8 yards - about 80% of each ball
size knit: CO 64 stitches
finished size: bottom of heel to top of sock - 12''; back of heel to tip of toe: 9''; circumference: 7.5''
duration: January 7, 2016 - August 7, 2016


  • I screwed up the toe decreases on these socks and continued to decrease every other row for the whole toe instead of speeding up the decreases at 40 stitches.  So, they have kind of a pointy toe.  Not a big deal, because I remembered to make them match.

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