A Perfect Pair !

I am an avid sock knitter who loves using all types of sock yarns and patterns but I  have to be honest, when it comes to self stripping yarn for socks I tend to become a little obsessed with having perfectly matched stripes.  

So, I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am about my newly finished pair of striped socks.  Not only do my stripes  match perfectly , but my heels do  too!  This was the first time I’ve ever used the Afterthought Heel and I think I may be in love with this heel concept.

Pattern:  Just a plain vanilla top down (or the Prose Basic Sock by Universal Yarn )
Heel:       Afterthought Heel by Laura Linneman
Yarn:       Prose by Universal Yarn in the color Foxy 
Needle Size:  US Size 1 1/2 – I used two 16” circulars and a set of DPNs for the heels.

If you haven’t tried this heel and have been curious about it, I highly recommend watching this video by Carmen of New Leaf Designs. This video really is awesome and shows two methods of how to knit an afterthought heel.

I do have to share that I purchased this yarn at Tuesday Morning for  $4.99 but it is available online at Premier Yarns for $7.20.  I also have a second color called Menswear and plan to make a longer sock and use the Afterthought Heel.

The particulars from Premier Yarns website:

Be bold! Prose’s broad stripes make beautiful socks, shawls, and other accessories. Superwash wool with a little nylon makes strong, colorful projects that stand up to plenty of wear.
  • 75% Super Wash Wool, 25% Nylon
  • 3.5 oz/100g, 459yd/419m
  • #1 Super Fine Weight
  • Machine Wash, warm. Do not bleach. Do not tumble dry. Do not iron. Dryclean- any solvent except trichloroethylene
  • Knit: 28 sts x 36 rows = 4″ // US Size 2 (2.75 mm)
  • Crochet: 23 sts x 30 rows = 4″ // US Size F-5 (3.75 mm)

This yarn knitted up quite nicely and I hope that it wears well as I truly love my new pair!

Do you have a favorite sock heel pattern?  I would love to hear about it, so please share and leave a comment.

Until next time, be creative!

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