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:
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!