Wow, I just learned two new ways to work socks from the book Knitting Scandinavian Slippers and Socks by Laura Farson.
I got a copy of this book in February, and have been drooling over the photos of the projects, but I finally just took a few minutes to read through the basic instructions for making the slipper and the sock, and they’re both new to me!
The slipper is worked from heel to toe, with an opening made using waste yarn that becomes the ankle.
The sock is worked top down, but the gusset is worked in the round with increases before the heel, and the heel is worked turn first and then a bottom heel flap that becomes the beginning of the sole.
The projects are all made with stranded knitting and twined knitting, but there’s no reason you couldn’t use the basic techniques for one-color projects as well. Now I need to read through more closely and see how the construction details work.
I wish I had time to make a pair of each this week, but I have another super-secret sock pattern due soon, so I must do my deadline knitting first. Wait till you see those, I bet most of you have never seen anything like them before!
I LOVE that there are so many ways to knit socks. If you are a sock knitting junkie, you definitely need to get this book!