Country Socks

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Here we have the “Country Socks” variation of my Wild Wool Trail Socks , and  in the favorite color for whom they were made.

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After working the heel & heel turn in the heel stitch pattern option for the Country Socks, I felt good and creative, and decided to experiment by continuing  down bottom of foot, noticing what a sturdy hugging ribbing affect it has…

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However this proved problematic, as the heel stitch pulls in the width, it also does the length, (duh!) so I had to do some ” stealth short rows” for the bottom to catch up to the top section.  I only recommend heel stitch over the whole circumference of foot section, not just the bottom.

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Very pleased with this construction feature, and I am going to try my next Trail Sock with the whole foot section in heel stitch.

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These by the way, were knit in Malabrigo Sock yarn (African Violet) with contrast of some left over dark grey Huntington Sock yarn I had handy. Details for this project can be found on Ravelry HERE

6 thoughts on “Country Socks

  1. You are so admirably crafty. Compared to you, I wonder what I’m really doing with these needles. I wish you would host a knitting retreat. I think Emma would enjoy that, too. Daydreams.

      • Winkin’, blinkin’- nod, nod, nod. (Can you hear the marbles rattling in my noggin?) Put the kettle on, I’ll check the the wagon trains.

  2. I think you have a good idea with the heel stitch on the foot, making it both rugged and interesting looking. Great colors, dark purple and dark grey make a surprise good match.

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