My latest socks are finally off the needles. They have been lingering at about 70% completed for an absolute age, and when I finally did find a little bit of knitting time they were knitted, kitchenered and blocking in only a couple of hours. I am rather pleased with them.
They are perhaps the simplest of socks with just a few tweaks to my own preferences. Knitted over 72sts on size 2.25mm needles, they are in smooth, simple stockinette. The cuff is a super-stretchy turned cuff (a favourite of mine).
I also used the all-in-one heelflap and gusset construction from the Sleepy Hollow socks, with the only tweaks being that I kept the gussets in stockinette (rather than reverse stockinette) and knitted the heel flap in an eye-of-partridge stitch for the simple reason that I had never tried eye-of-partridge stitch before.
I used the rounded toe instruction from Cookie A’s book Sock Innovation, but I think the numbers were a bit too general to work as I would have liked over such a densely knit sock with this high stitch number. I have used a rounded toe before, but the numbers were different – I should have got up and sought out the numbers I used last time, but was obviously being lazy and grabbed the nearest resource. I shall have to figure out my preferred decrease numbers and stick to them in the future. All in all, though, I am declaring these socks a success.