Cheerful Feet

Yay! My Hermoine Socks are done! The fit of these socks is perfection. I have super tiny feet, and I truly appreciate a sock that actually fits. I spend too many days trying to stuff over-sized floppy socks into my shoes.

IMG_6171[1] I veered away from the pattern and used a double magic loop to create the socks two-at-a-time. The Hermoine socks were much easier to work up using this method. Remember the failed try with my Business Casual socks?

The only real tricky part of the pattern was after the heel turn. I had to get creative with figuring out the proper arrangement of stitches as I was not using the prescribed two circular needles. I ended up rearranging the stitches over several rows so that I could knit the gusset section with the two sides facing each other rather than the top and the bottom facing each other. Once I got to the instep I rearranged the stitches back to my original setup- the top and bottom facing each other (see picture above).

I am definitely looking forward to use this pattern again. It is fairly simple and enjoyable to make and great for any gender. My only suggestion would be to use a solid color yarn if you really want show off the textured section of the sock. I would most certainly check it out if you are looking for a new go-to sock pattern :).

7 thoughts on “Cheerful Feet

  1. These look great. I was thinking of knitting this pattern but now realised it needs two sets of needles and although you managed with one, I’ve never knitted a sock before. Why don’t they put spare stitches on a needles holder while they turn the heel? Would I be better off with a different pattern?

    • Thanks so much! To answer your question: If you have two cords you can just hold half your stitches on one cord while you work the heel flap and heel turn. Basically you do less work as you don’t have to transfer the stitches to a stitch holder. The pieces will be uneven for awhile, but when you pick up the stitches to work the gusset it will become even again. If you are new to sock making I would suggest using a pattern that uses the needles that you have (e.g, DPN, magic loop, or two circulars). That way you can follow the directions exactly and learn how sock construction works. It can be a little confusing to try to learn how to make a sock AND modify the pattern. Hope that helps.

      • Thank you for that. I’ve been having a rummage on youtube and ravelry and definitely think I’ll try another pattern. The one you’ve followed isn’t at all explicate about the dreaded heel turns! Thanks again.

  2. Beautiful socks! I LOVE this pattern! It’s my go-to pattern. I use the short circular needles but use one per sock (that’s my two-at-a-time method!). When I get to the heel I use dpns to go back and forth and leave the unworked stitches on the circular. As soon as I’m through the heel turn and pick up stitches, I get it all back onto one short circular. Then it’s back to dpns at the toe. It works for me. Some day I’m going to brave the magic loop! Happy knitting!

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