Boomerang Socks — A Finished Sock!

The home stretch on Louise Robert’s Boomerang sock from New Directions in Sock Knitting was a breeze! With only 20 stitches per row, I marched up the instep and front of the leg in record time.

completed sock

The sock has a bit of an odd shape, with the turn at the heel appearing greater than 90 degrees, but when put on my foot, it fits beautifully!

Boomerang completed first sock

The upper edge has enough elasticity to hug my calf without binding, and the foot feels snug and comfortable. Who would have guessed that a sock without a heel flap, gusset, or short-rows would fit so well? And I love how the self-striping yarn showcases the two different knitting directions.

Now that I’ve worked my way through the instructions once, the mate will be a breeze to knit!