U-Turn Socks — Back of Leg

I’ve enjoyed working the first section of General Hogbuffer’s U-Turn socks from New Directions in Sock Knitting. The back of the leg is worked first — back and forth in rows outward from the center back “seam.” The heel cup is shaped at the same time.

U-Turn back of leg and heelThe two colors alternate so that there are four rows of each. The Kauni gradient yarn I chose has very long and subtle color changes that don’t show up as well as the original socks in the book.

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My choice of a solid yarn and a long gradient will make my socks look more conservative, I think. Time will tell…