Here's my Sockalicious Adventure Update!
Day 3 saw me complete the leg part of the sock and reach the heel, the stitch pattern is repeated twice. I am really getting to see how the colour change works in this Sunset yarn and I love it!
Day 3 also saw the arrival of a soft handled hook, the regular hook was okay, but I much prefer the soft handled grip. A while back, I started to get quite a bit of pain in my fingers when I overdid the crochet, especially if I was swapping hook size between projects. I discovered that by using the soft handled grips, my crocheting grip and position remained constant and the pain went away. Great result!
Day 4 was all about mastering the heel section of the sock.
The heel part of this pattern is really interesting and allowed me to practise a technique I have never tried before. Firstly, I needed to dc in rows back and forth, for 5cm. Simple enough, but have you ever seen such tiny dc stitches!
Then, there is a tricky decreasing section that creates a box shaped heel (I loved this bit, so clever), best explained by this excellent video tutorial from Garnstudio.
Then it's time to pick up 78 stitches (for size 35/37) all around the sock, to create the initial row of the foot section.
I had to spread out 14 stitches along the side section, it looks a little bit clumsy, but I aimed to spread them out as symmetrically as I could.
There you have it, my Sockalicious Adventure so far! Be back soon, when I have quite a bit more foot to show you! (By the way, I am keeping up, diligently, with both socks, even though I only have one in the picture above!)
If you fancy having a Sockalicious Adventure too and would like to make these socks, here's the details:
Free Pattern - Summer Sorbet Socks by DROPS Design
Yarn - DROPS Fabel in colours 100 Off White (100g) and 310 Sunset
Hook - 2mm
Although the DROPS Sockalicious 25% off sock yarns promotion has ended I will be extending my promotion until I finish these socks!
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