Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Three and Counting

These are the third pair of Hederas I've knit.

Hedera (mine ravelled here),
knit in Kertzer On Your Toes, color 3820 (discontinued)

I knit a pair for me in 2010, just a few years after I learned to knit. They're fine with the exception of the feet being a bit too short. I still wear them, but they're not a great fit and are showing wear accordingly. A few months later, I knit another pair and gave them away. I'm happy to have another (better fitting) pair for me!

The Hedera pattern is pretty. It's also easy. It's a 10 stitch and 4 round repeat (and 2 of those rounds are the same), and it's simple enough I can tell what round I'm on by looking at the sock, not the pattern. This says a lot since I'm not particularly visual and it takes me awhile to see patterns on anything I knit. Intelligent? Yes. Visual? No.

I bought the yarn very cheaply* at Tuesday Morning. I'm pleasantly surprised by how pretty it turned out. I assumed it would be a variegated yarn rather than a striping one. I like the stripes.

I did the heel flap over 29 stitches and continued the pattern. On right sides, I did sl1, p1, sl1, k1, sl1, k1, sl1, p2, k1tbl, p2, sl1, k1, sl1, k1, sl1, p2, k1tbl, p2, sl1, k1, sl1, k1, sl1, p2. On wrong sides, I did sl1, k1, p5, k2, p1tbl, k2, p5, k2, p1tbl, k2, p5, k2. I like that this is still heel-like (not too lacy or bumpy), but yet flows from the leg pattern. I'm geeky like that.

I love this pattern. I'm not promising that there won't be Hedera socks in my future.

*See? I'm not a total yarn snob, despite my initial reservations about Lion Brand. 


  1. These look great! especially the heels.

  2. My hederas were short in the foot as well, but still one of my favourite pairs to show off. I think I took the pattern too close to the end of the toe as well.

  3. Love these -- off to add that pattern to my queue!

  4. Oooo.. I'm going to steal your heels! Thanks for being so geeky!!