Wednesday, June 7, 2017

PAIRfect Socks #2: In Progress

My last few posts have been about PAIRfect Socks.  As soon as I finished up a cotton pair of PAIRfect Socks, I grabbed a ball of wool blend PAIRfect yarn off the shelf at my local knit shop and cast on right away.  This yarn is fun and yields great results.

The heel looks a bit unusual, doesn't it?  While I was at the knit shop last week, I bumped into a knitter friend named Robbie.  Robbie showed me the socks she was working on and said the heel is a "Strong Heel".  I had heard of that!  It's basically a Fleegle Heel.  I need to do a little more research about this, but I am thinking you use a Fleegle Heel when you knit socks from the toe up and you use a Strong Heel when you knit socks from the cuff down. 

Here is where I found the instructions for the Strong Heel:

I've used the Fleegle Heel before, but in case you missed that, here is some information about the Fleegle Heel:

PAIRfect Socks: Done

I finished up my PAIRfect Socks when I was at the knit shop last week.  I love how they turned out.  These socks were made from one ball of Schachenmayr Regia Pairfect Cotton yarn. I used 2.25 mm Karbonz double pointed needles and I cast on 56 stitches. They fit me really well.  I snapped these photos at the knit shop.

I loved making these socks. Sadly, it appears the cotton version of Regia Pairfect socks has been discontinued, but I did buy a wool version at my knit shop and cast them on right away.  I'll show you those soon. I am nearly done with sock number 1 already.  

Happy Knitting!