Contrast heel and toe boot socks
February 24, 2020
March 8, 2020

Contrast heel and toe boot socks

Project info
Basic 8ply (DK) boot socks by Winwick Mum
Feet / LegsSocksMid-calf
Needles & yarn
93 yards = 0.84 skeins
Estelle Yarns Double Knit
202 yards in stash
0.39 skeins = 71.1 yards (65.0 meters), 39 grams
Yarns Ewe’ll Love in Kanata, Ontario
February 5, 2020
Estelle Yarns Double Knit
252 yards in stash
0.45 skeins = 21.9 yards (20.0 meters), 45 grams
Yarns Ewe’ll Love in Kanata, Ontario


Finished sock one! I improvised with the contrast colour and guessed where it should go - at the ribbing, on the heel flap and where the toe decreases begin (did one row of knit round before beginning the decreases.) For future pairs, I might make the toe colour block a little bigger, maybe do three rounds of contrast colour before beginning the decreases.

It’s funny how many people have looked at the yellow and cranberry colours, which I chose to match my favourite plaid shirt, and said, “Oh, Harry Potter colours!” The woman in the yarn store, more than one of my family members, and at least three or four people who saw me knitting. I certainly didn’t intend them to be Gryffindor socks, but clearly everyone else sees them that way.

Trying to decide if I’ll make them a contrasting pair, with the second one being cranberry with yellow accents, or just a regular pair of matched socks.

I like making socks with DK weight SO MUCH better than fingering! Picking up the stitches on the gusset was so easy.


After the first sock, I have 92 grams of cranberry and 64 grams of yellow left.


Finished my second pair of socks. I liked using the aran weight much more than the fingering weight - much more forgiving.

I think this particular yarn will be brutal for picking up pet hair, unfortunately. We’ll see how they do. Soft and cozy and warm, though. Still not sure how I feel about the colours or the choice to go contrasting.

I worried about the contrasting heel (I sort of guessed where it should go and how) but it was fine. Next time, do three or four rounds of the contrast colour before starting the toe decrease.

Also consider Briggs and Little tuffy for the next set: aran weight wool/nylon blend.

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by Estelle Yarns
50% Acrylic, 40% Wool, 10% Nylon
273 yards / 100 grams

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  • Project created: February 24, 2020
  • Updated: March 9, 2020
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