Moss and Diamonds Socks by Lara Neel

Moss and Diamonds Socks

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October 2011
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
9.6 stitches = 1 inch
in Moss and Diamonds
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Yarn: Simply Socks Yarn Company’s Simply Sock
Yarn Solids. 1 skein of Burgundy (mine was lot
0311) and 2 skeins of Slate (mine was lot 0149).

The pattern instructions are designed to be knit at 72 stitches around for the foot and the leg. Length is up to you, and instructions are given that would work no matter where on the first chart you decide to switch to the leg chart. The heel could really be any kind of heel. I made an afterthought heel. The pattern will need some adjustments if you want to use a gusset.

I wanted a heel that would echo the diamond shapes in the stitch pattern, so I made what I’m calling a 12-stitch vertical strap heel. It’s very similar to some of the other afterthought heels I have made, but it keeps a strap of unchanged stitches running down the heel as the other stitches are decreased. Most afterthought heels that create a strap of unchanged stitches run in the horizontal direction. I like it, but I do wish that my SSK decreases were more neat-looking. The heel instructions are written out, not charted, and rely on stitch markers to keep the decreases in the proper places.

The website that previously hosted this has dropped all of my old patterns. They are currently unavailable, but I may reissue them at another time.