Sunday, August 15, 2010

footie sock to share

I saw a footie sock on rav which "spoke to me", but the pattern was in German. Oh dear! I wrote to the designer and asked if it ever becomes available in English, I would love to knit a pair. She immediately replied (in beautiful English) and kindly sent me her pattern. As Adrienne knows from helping me improve the fit of socks the past 2 years, I have struggled to keep the heels from twirling on my feet. I wear a US6 AAA with a 5A heel. If you have narrow feet, a high arch, and are a novice sock knitter, THIS is the pattern for you! :) I used some crock pot dyed Patonyle and weighed the first sock at 22 gms finished. Nice to have a pattern for future luxury yarn purchases that I know fits and doesn't take much yardage.

If you want to contact the designer, her name is Claudia Tietze and her rav name is Trametes 1971. The name of the pattern is sommerliche sneaker socken. This is a great pattern and the only change I made was to use a 6 pointed star toe which fits me better than the standard toe. Thankfully, Adrienne told me how to do that when helping me with the fitting tweaks last year. :) Danke schon, Claudia AND Adrienne. :)

I know I will be making more of these and my feet will be very happy. Can't you just see a pair in mini-mochi rainbow?!!!! I can hardly wait. Just need to get more MM.

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