As everybody knows it's Socktober again!
I already have one finished pair to register - yippie (and the Toasty Toes socks are coming soon.)
Pattern: my own, simple 2K2P ribbing short-row heels and toes
Yarn:.... Trekking, Atelier Zitron, colour 99
Needles: 2 and 2,5 mm dpn bamboo
These socks have been a field for experiments. I usually knit Trekking on 2,25 mm needles but this time chose 2 mm for the feet and 2,5 for the upper part of the cuff. It felt odd to knit the ribbing on bigger needles - and it does not make too much sense I have to admit. Probably active cuff shaping would be wiser. Next time. Also, I knitted them cuff-down despite my fear of doing so when using a single skein. And it was really close in the end. With shaking hands I measured the left-overs: less than three metres.
This pair is my first with short row heels AND toes. The grafting part of the toes was a delight. It is amzing how perfect aka seamless the socks look. I will definitely do a short row toe again. Not so sure about the heel, though. As you can see on the picture it does not fit perfectly. I like the ability to adjust the sock measurements to my instep when doing a heel flap.
Concluding words: I love the rather unusual colour combination and I still love Trekking yarn. Fun!