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November 23, 2004

Footlet Fun

Finished FootletsNona, honey, your socks don't match.  Thank you, kind reader, for worrying about my fashion sense, but there are two things I must tell you.  First, they are not socks, they are footlets.  And second, hand knit socks should never match.   Why you ask?  Perhaps it's bad luck, perhaps it highlights the hand craftness -- is that a word? -- of the footlets, or perhaps it's just too darn boring to knit two exactly the same!  Nona loves not following rules.


Finished Footlets

What fun the footlets were to knit.  They were knit from the toe to the cuff, using the same short row shaping for both toe and heel.  I absolutely loved, loved, loved the short row shaping, which featured a YO instead of a wrapped stitch at each row turn.  It's too soon to tell, but I think I like the feel and wear of the short rowed heel over the more traditional heel flap.  I loved this project so much, I'm going to make another pair using denim blue and lime green Koigu and experiment making a chunkier pair using Rowan's Chunky Print.  Nona is a footlet fan!  The Complete Footlet Photo Spread

Yarn for the next 2 pairs of footlets ... Could they be presents for someone?

November 23, 2004 in Project - Eastern European Footlets | Permalink


Nona, Thanks so much for posting this. they are too cute. I just found your blog and haven't really seen everything yet but is there anyway you can share this pattern? i love the footlets super cute!

Posted by: Joy Morykon | Dec 15, 2005 10:05:22 AM

Hi Nona..you have a great site chalk full of info! I dont like matching either...that way when you lose one to the dryer monster, you just put the remaining one with another sock!

I am new to short rows, love your instructions, but am a bit confused on how to do the yarn over short row wrap...I'm just having mental block on the going back and forth. I did your swatch, but its not a sock, so I'm a bit stumped, could you plese offer words of wisdom..thanks so much.

Posted by: kristine | Jun 9, 2006 9:29:51 AM

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