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.


Anonymous 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!