Witches brew

The test knit is done! Actually I finished the socks this weekend already, but I didn’t find the time to write a post yet.

Long sock!

The leg and foot pattern consists of connected curls, and in my green version it looks a bit like a bubbling witches brew…

This was an enjoyable test knit! There weren’t many mistakes in the pattern, and the ones that I saw were quite obvious, so they didn’t really stall progress. I knitted these semi-two-at-a-time (first knit both toes, then the feet, then the heels, then the legs, then the cuffs, alternating), from two ends of my yarn. I only had a couple of grams left afterwards.

On the sock blockers

The legs were so long that the cuffs didn’t fit on my sock blockers. That wasn’t a problem, really, because I don’t like blocking ribbing that is meant to keep something up…

Faux cables on the sides

I love the faux cables that run up both sides of the sock. They look like intertwining little rings, and they are nicely visible in this yarn.

Fish Lips Kiss heel

I learned something new as well: the Fish Lips Kiss heel! It’s a nifty heel for which you don’t really have to count stitches. If you measure properly where to start it, it will always fit perfectly as well. So ingenious!

I can really recommend knitting this pattern once it’s published. Find it in RedScot’s Ravelry Store. She also has other patterns that are really cool!

One thought on “Witches brew”

  1. Thank you so much for this post, my dear! And thank you for test-knitting these! Your version is absolutely gorgeous, and I love how you’ve named them! Perfect! (I love that heel, too – I wish I had known about it before – it seems much less faff than other versions and gives such a lovely fit!!)

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