Thursday, March 16, 2006

Caught Jaywalking again!

My second pair of Jaywalker socks (in Opal Variegated Sock Wool from Get Knitted), this time with the correct heel stitching:-

The heel is worked in a slip-stitch rib, which my mother tells me my Great Gran used to use when she knitted the socks: "nothing new under the sun". Mum says her Gran told her it helped the socks wear better. They certainly fit more snugly.

Next to knit: Broad Street Mittens from Knitty in my home space-dyed sock wool.


Gill said...

These are such nice socks, Sue! And I agree with your Great Gran, I like the rib heel too. Gives a nice finish.

Saw a fancy heel yesterday somewhere...will look it out and email you the link.

MargaretR said...

I love those socks, I really do!
I must start knitting socks. My new boucle jacket is in the wash, hopefully to shrink it. Now if it were a pair of socks that were too big I would be happier, not quite as much knitting(s)

Gill said...

Have a look at the stockings on this blog:

Can read finnish so can't understand comments but mine would be "wow!"

I like your jaywalkers better though!

Liz said...

I love the colours of this wool, Sue - and such an unusual pattern.

nadine said...

your jaywalker socks are marvellous. I love a rib heel.

Adriane said...

Ohhhh... I *love* your socks! Let me know if you're up to making (and selling) me a pair. :)