Simple Pleasures

Handknit socks in Handmaiden Casbah. No pattern, just mindless knitting and amazing results.

Three things about this knit.

1. The pattern – I cast on 64, worked a 2×2 rib for about 1 inch, and immediately went to the heel. I was really excited to try out the sweet tomato heel and I was not disappointed. It is awesome. I worked 3 wedges of the sweet tomato heel, then knit the foot to 2 inches short of the length of my foot (maintaining a 6×2 rib over the top of the foot) and finished off with a regular toe and a kitchener graft over 10 stitches at the very end.

See the heel? Cool, huh?

2. The yarn – heavenly. The colors are splendid, the cashmere is so soft, this yarn is amazing. I could gush for pages but I will just say this one thing – get some. You’ll love it. Oh – and this little pair of socks used less than half, so I still have a good amount left over! Yippee!

3. The next time – This was the first time I have ever attempted to knit socks without a pattern and I am pleased with the results. Next time I need to remember a few things. One: knit a longer cuff. Two inches at least. Two: do something prettier than 6×2 ribbing. Three: Well, I guess that is it. These socks are pretty close to perfect.

Oh, and one more thing. After knitting and wearing several pairs of socks I have discovered that I tend to wear holes in my socks on the balls of my feet. I tried a new trick to reinforce these socks in that area and I will tell you all about it tomorrow.