Stairway to Heaven?

Cat leads and interesting journey into her brilliant sock construction. I have followed her footsteps (in stocking feet, no less) up to the sky and immersed myself in her sky sock architecture. All of this in preparation for one of the classes I’m teaching tomorrow at Wool and Wicker based on Cat Bordhi’s New Pathways for Sock Knitters book.

Sky socks

Going counter-clockwise and starting with the large black and pink sock:

  • Bartholomew’s Tantalizing Socks using Fleece Artist Merino 2/6 sock yarn (I’m currently working on the second one)
  • Robin Hood’s Fireside Boots with the elf toe variation using Patons Classic Wool
  • Little Sky Sock in a KnitPicks yarn from my stash (label is long gone)
  • Another Little Sky Sock in Patons Classic Wool
  • Charlie’s Seeded Heart Sock using Schoeller & Stahl’s self-patterning Klassik
  • Another Charlie’s Seeded Heart Sock in a Pinguoin yarn from my stash that was purchased when I was a preteen
  • The last sock is an experiment of mine. I worked the instep–within the arch expansion increases right down to the toe–in reverse stocking stitch. I found the seed stitch on Charlie’s sock so difficult to see and I wanted to make the arch expansion stand out a little more for my sock class. I’m moderately happy with it. A simpler yarn would be better either in a solid or semi-solid.