I’ve been on a finishing kick lately, churning out the knits like crazy! I just haven’t been as good at blogging about those finished knits. First up in the queue, my Paper Moon Socks, designed by AnneLena Mattison last year for Knitty.
I cast on for the first sock in the airport on the way to Paris, and worked fairly steady on this sock during my vacation. I will always think of rainy Paris evenings spent in a hotel room with my friend Erin, watching DanceNationTV (it’s a REAL THING!) and listening to the babble of voices from the street below when I wear these socks.
I knit the entire second sock in two days of a work thing. So that should tell you how quick and easy this pattern is. These socks were my first adventure with a toe-up gusset and heel flap sock, and I really liked the way the heels turned out. Not that I have any photos of them. That would be too sensical.
The pattern is easy to customize, both in terms of width (even though it comes with three patterns—I knit the smallest width) and length (again, three options for length, and I ended up knitting the middle number of repeats—I have long feet, but they’re fairly average-to-slightly-narrow for width). Not too shabby for a free pattern, but then, Knitty is pretty stellar.
The only “problem” I had with this pattern is that the heel flap instructions state that you should knit the heel flap in the ribbing pattern as established… with no ribbing pattern having been established. So I just worked an eye of partridge heel flap, which is my go-to stitch for heel flaps if a pattern is not otherwise stated. Sure, I could have figured out the ribbing bit, but whatever.
Confession: I still haven’t woven in the ends of these. I’m a rebel.