Brown Trenched Spiral Socks (2010)
|Pattern: Hybrid! See notes, below.
Yarn: Trekking Pro Natura, (approx 340m / 370yds)
Method: Hand knitting
Completed: April 26 2010.
These are my standard socks — toe up, following Wendy’s Toe-Up pattern, and Cat Bordhi’s Riverbed Arch expansion/plain heel. This is a second pair following the ankle design for which I was inspired by the “Whirlpool socks” from Laura Nelkin (in “Knitting Socks With Handpainted Yarn”). I liked the principle of the swirl, to help break up some of the striping from the variegated yarn, without having the colour variations arguing with (or obscuring) the stitch pattern.
|Whole socks — note the arch expansion.|
|Detail on the ankle — at rest, this looks more like ridges than trenches|
|Another view of the ankle stitching.|