How Does a Square Sock Fit?

How Does a Square Sock Fit?

Since I posted my completed my version of Nicola Susen’s Square Socks from New Directions in Sock Knitting, I’ve received a lot of questions about how the sock fits. I have to admit that I didn’t take time to knit…

A Finished Square Sock

A Finished Square Sock

I’m having so much fun with Nicola Susen’s Square Socks from New Directions in Sock Knitting that I find myself knitting on it when I ought to be doing other things. I love how this sock is constructed so differently…

A "Square" Foot

A “Square” Foot

As I knit my way through Nicola Susen’s Square Sock pattern from New Directions in Sock Knitting, I’m struck with her ability to create a sock shape out of simple squares. The sock begins with a square to form the…

Square Socks by Nicola Susen

Square Socks by Nicola Susen

The next pair of socks I plan to knit from New Directions in Sock Knitting is Nicola Susen‘s Square Socks (page 134).                   This sock construction relies on a clever formula for…

Nearly a Pair

Nearly a Pair

In between my other knitting, I’ve been making progress on the mate to my version of Jennifer Leigh’s Tilt-A-Whirl socks in New Directions in Sock Knitting. I’m well into the foot of the second sock and sometimes wear the first…

Tilt-A-Whirl--Toe Shaping

Tilt-A-Whirl–Toe Shaping

The star-shaped toe in Jennifer Leigh’s Tilt-A-Whirl socks in New Directions in Sock Knitting is unusual in that it sits on top of the foot. It’s worked by decreasing eight times in each decrease round to form eight wedges that…

Tilt-A-Whirl--Foot Complete

Tilt-A-Whirl–Foot Complete

The foot in Jennifer Leigh’s Tilt-A-Whirl socks in New Directions in Sock Knitting basically continues in the same pattern used for the Heel Turn, but the piece finally is worked in rounds after all of the leg stitches have been…

Tilt-A-Whirl--Heel Turn Complete

Tilt-A-Whirl–Heel Turn Complete

I have to admit that the Heel Turn in Jennifer Leigh’s Tilt-A-Whirl socks in New Directions in Sock Knitting is a bit odd. But it works! To begin, the heel is worked on about one-third of the stitches, not one-half…

Tilt-A-Whirl--Ready For Heel Turn

Tilt-A-Whirl–Ready For Heel Turn

I’ve finished the Gusset Increases for my version of Jennifer Leigh’s Tilt-A-Whirl socks in New Directions in Sock Knitting. It’s quite nice how the gusset fits in between two ribs of the leg pattern for an organic flow. The increases…

Tilt-A-Whirl Socks--Moving Along

Tilt-A-Whirl Socks–Moving Along

I’m moving along on my version of Jennifer Leigh’s Tilt-A-Whirl socks from New Directions in Sock Knitting and have completed the leg. The diagonal “lace” stitch pattern in the leg is a simple 2-round repeat that’s easily memorized (as long…