Tuesday, March 13, 2012

FO: Huron Mountain Socks


Ta Da! Although I've photographed them on my feet, and although I'm wearing them right now, these socks are not for me. They're about a half inch shorter along the foot than I would like them. Given that most people's feet are a half inch (or more) shorter than mine, I suspect they'll fit many others just perfectly.

The heel is a band heel - aka German strap heel - where the heel flap narrows down towards the heel turn avoiding the need to work gusset decreases. That's a good thing with a colourwork pattern continuing around the foot! I wondered about whether this heel would feel any differently on my foot, but it feels just fine.

The pattern, Huron Mountain, is meant to mimic a Loon's plumage, and I think it does that quite effectively. The likeness would be more pronounced had I used black yarn instead of grey and white yarn instead of cream but I like it nonetheless. Besides, it's the best I could do with yarn from my stash. So that's another very nice pattern from Nancy Bush! And another project finished from my Year of Projects.

6 comments:

Dee said...

They turned out GREAT! I love the loon spots on the foot. Congrats on the quick finish!

Pumpkin said...

Woah! Those are some very attractive socks! I love the pattern, it is certainly going on my queue.

Sandra said...

You have knitted this socks very quickly!!!
It is very pretty! I like the colors too!

Kepanie said...

Whoa! I had no idea these many heels existed. What ignorance I have.
You did a spectacular job on these socks!

Marie/Underground Crafter said...

They look great! I'm sure the recipient will be extremely pleased

elephantJuice said...

Oh I love these socks, they are gorgeous! Perfect colours, and what an interesting sounding heel. I'm definitely going to look that one up!