This is the 9th pair of socks I have knit for myself (15th total!), and I have come to a few conclusions.
I prefer short-legged socks. Not only are they quicker and easier to knit (no calf shaping), they are more comfortable to wear.
I prefer heel flaps and gussets to other heel constructions. I haven’t tried every heel technique available, but heel flaps fit me better.
I prefer knitting socks top-down, that is, from cuff to toe. I don’t have any logical reasons for this preference, though.
These socks satisfy all of those preferences. And they are pretty. Bonus.
Started – June 21
Completed – July 5
Duration – 14 days = 2 weeks
These were very quick; I could have knit them over a long weekend if I had large chunks of time to dedicate fully to knitting.
Hermoine’s Everyday Socks by Erica Leuder
This is a fun pattern. The detail on the instep looks complex but is simple to work. I think it looks like tiny bows all down the top of the foot.
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1 skein = 231.0 yds used
Only one skein! Another “plus” for short socks.