side view
bottom view

These are my try at a toe-up version of the fitted-arch socks in Meg Swansen’s Knitting.

Above are side, bottom and top views of the result. (Be sure to click on the pic to get the biggy version.) I made these anklets because my hands were too sore to knit with size US#1 needles any more I got bored knitting ribbed cables I think they look great that way.

The particulars:

  • Socks That Rock in colorway Carbon
  • two 24″ US#1 Inox Gray circular needles
  • foot: stockinette stitch
  • heel: Eye Of Partridge stitch
  • cuff: ribbles (i.e. ribbed cables)
  • technique: shaped arches
arch-hugging carbon socks

Lessons learned:

  • I should have started the shaping back further from the toe. That would have kept the toe from being poochy underneath.
  • This toe looks too pointy. I should try a toe that has the shaping closer to the sides.
  • This colorway looks amazing in Eye Of Partridge
  • For some reason the arch shaping kept the socks from pooling.
  • Fitter arches feel great and I need to try this again.
  • Band heels do not appear to fit my feet well.

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