Eckstein Socks by Sybil R

Eckstein Socks

by Sybil R
October 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 21 rows = 2 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
230 - 328 yards (210 - 300 m)
34 - 42
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This pattern is available for free.

Recently, at a departement store I saw a pair of socks with a heel at a right angle. The claim was that it would be more comfortable to wear because there’d be no crease at the instep. Well, I wanted to try this myself - especially whether they really fitted better. It took me only two attempts to get the shaping right - and even though the socks look a bit strange, they fit rather well.

So, here’s the pattern: a pair of socks knitted cuff-down with a right angled heel.