Smokey ZickZacks–A Finished Sock!

I’m happy to announce that I’ve completed the first sock (the right one) of Natalia Vasilieva’s Smokey ZickZacks (page 140 of New Directions in Sock Knitting).

After working the Kitchener stitch on all the live stitches, there’s a small gap at the toe that gets seamed. In this section, the selvedge stitches on one side are grafted to garter ridges on the other.

 

When the toe is closed, the it’s time to remove the waste yarn. Like magic, the yarn unzips to reveal a finished sock!

The inserted stitches that form the heel are present on only one side of the sock; hence the need for right and left socks. I think I’ll take a break before I knit the mate…