Saturday, May 11, 2013

Porcupine Socks

My porcupine socks are off my back and on my feet. As you know I knit a lot of socks, maybe not as many as some people but my feet are always tucked into something woolly. I love looking at sock patterns but don't seem to knit many of them. I decided this was the year to alter that trend.

Achilles HeAl by Lucia Light with my little 2x4 feet modifications. 

This pattern caught my attention because it is knit in a different way. The heel can be replaced without needing to reknit the whole foot again. I thought this could be a valuable technique to add to my skillset. Plus it makes a cool sole.

I did have trouble figuring out how the heel was made. I don't think it is the best method for me, but it is nice to know it can be done.

Plus it broke up the color pooling so nice. Pretty are they not?

Yarn: Blue Moon Fiber Arts, Socks that Rock, medium weight in the Drusilla colorway.


  1. I think the sole shot is almost as good at the heel shot. Pretty socks!

  2. Thanks, it took a few tries but I am pretty happy with them.