12 July 2008
Cabled and Done
Pattern: Modified from a vintage knitting book. My first short row heel is pictured above. The book called it the "auto heel", an interesting name. I like the way it feels on the foot. I also appreciate the significantly smaller number of picked-up stitches in this method.
Yarn: Elann.com Esprit - Cotton with a touch of elastic (basically a Cascade Fixation knock-off). I wanted to try knitting a longer sock that would stay up so this seemed like a good use for some of the discontinued colours clearance yarn I bought a while back.
Needles: Kinki Amibari bamboo circulars, 2.25mm. LOVE these. I'm not usually passionate about needles but these, I LOVE! They're extremely strong, yet elegant and smooth. They have a swivel join which makes magic looping trouble free. I bought them from a vendor at The Frolic and am now wishing I bought several more sizes.