Design: Welt Fantastic
Designer: Charlene Schurch from Sensational Knitted Socks
Yarn: Regia Ringel Color(75% wool, 25% nylon)
Colour: 5048 Clown
Needles: 2.5mm DPN
Another pair of Charlene Schurch socks - I love how she has opened up the mysteries of sock knitting for me, and given me a lot of confidence in my own abilities to construct various designs and ways of finishing.
Having stitched a plain pair of socks in this colourway for my niece, I wanted a pair for myself, but I also wanted them to be a little more ... 'out there' I guess, to complement the yarn. These seemed to fit the bill, with their chevron design and 'bullseye' heel.
The pattern itself is really easy to memorise, and the slight bias to the fabricp roduced means the socks stay up well.
The heel is a technique Schurch calls a 'forethought heel' and it basically involvescreating more live stitches and then shaping as you would a toe. It wasn't hard as such, but it was a bit of a faff and I could have done with a third hand in the early stages! I'm not entirely sure the effect is worth the effort, but I'm glad it's a new tool in my repertoire.