This yarn was sitting in the $1.00 bin at the local craft store. There was no plan or need for it, but it was just too dang cute to leave sitting in the dollar bin. So, I brought it home with me, and it has since been sitting in my stash for about a year. The label is long gone, probably a casualty of shopping with small children, and I have no idea what it is made of, or by whom. A few days ago, my daughter saw it just sitting in the drawer and decided it would be perfect for a pair of crazy girl socks. I couldn’t have agreed more. So, I pulled out my US size 3 bamboo double points and got to work. The pattern is based on a complimentary crew sock pattern from www.unicornbooks.com that I have scaled down.
The stitch used for the heel flap is:
row 1: *sl 1, k1 repeat from * to the end of the row
row 2: p all sts
This stitch is rapidly becoming one of my favorites. It is very strong, and perfect for the heel of a sock. I keep thinking it would make a great blanket, too, if only I had the patience to knit a blanket.
Turning the heel of a sock used to be a mystery. No matter how many times I read a pattern, or watched a video I simply could not wrap my brain around it. I avoided knitting socks for a good two years because of this fear. Well okay, the tiny needles and thin yarn also had a bit to do with the avoidance. After working a very well written pattern for crew socks from Unicorn Books the turning of a heel is a mystery no more. Now, every time I successfully turn the heel of a sock, I feel a bit of excitement and victory.
Once the socks are complete, I’ll post the pattern I used to make them.