Hat Heel by by Kathleen Sperling (free pattern from Knitty.com Fall 2009
in Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock mediumweight colourway River Rocks from the Rockin’ Socks club Sept 2009 shipment.
I really enjoyed this pattern. I like the idea of being able to knit the foot from the top down (which I find easier to fit properly) as well as knit the leg from the bottom up (to use every last inch of precious yarn). I also think that the little ‘hats’ on the heels with the earflaps are super cute.
Only thing I didn’t like was how tight the little earflap gussets are. There’s not a whole lot of give. I’m not sure how I will rectify this next time (and there will be a next time!!) but there are several recommendations on ravelry.
I have a love-hate relationship with Socks that Rock yarn. I think that the colourways are so gorgeous in the skein and I really like the quality of the yarn that Tina uses as a base yarn. What I can’t come to terms with is the pooling. I have tried. Oh my I have tried. I was a rockin’ socks club member for 3 years and finally had to accept that I didn’t like the yarn enough to keep spending the money and not finishing the packages. It just wasn’t for me. And that’s okay.
I actually really liked the colours and how they came together in the above hat heels. The jewel tones are a bit more complimentary to each other and not quite so shocking and garish.
ravelry details here