Pattern: My own, based on Widdershins
Yarn: Koigu left over from corrugated socks
Gauge: 9 sts & 12.5 rows=1" on size 1.5 (2.5mm) needles
This entry is LONG overdue. I’ve had these puppies done for almost a week and I’m just posting about them now?! Eeesh! If you are leary of trying toe-up socks because you haven’t found a heel you like, you have got to try Widdershins. She basically deconstructed a top-down sock and turned it around and this pattern is even better than the one I posted. I made some changes in the heel by doing a eye of partridge heel instead of a regular slip stitch one. I also plugged my gauge into the Arachne Sock Calculator to get the proper increases for the leg. The stripe pattern is a Fibonacci sequence of 2, 2, 4, 6, 10; not a tradition Fibonacci, but in the same vein. I also must say that Koigu makes AAAAAAWESOOOOOME socks. Or maybe it’s the size 1.5 needles, I can’t decided. The Koigu is like chocolate for the feet; it is so soft and such a joy to work with, I can totally see why everyone knits the Charlotte’s Web Shawl. The size 1.5 needles (Addi Turbo size 1) also made these socks feel wonderful. I don’t know what it is, but the tighter gauge made these feel like a dream! Either way, Koigu+2.5mm needles=great socks!!!