Friday, September 05, 2014

Another FLK heel finish

I finished that second pair of socks using the FLK
heel method. My verdict: I like it and will be using it frequently.

This time I used a new (to me) yarn.  It was near the other sock yarns and was the same weight, so I didn't look as closely as I might have.  It is a microfiber yarn and it feels very nice, but it isn't spun tightly, it is almost like the fibers are just side by side, very little twist.  This results in some splitting.
Most of the time it was fine, but it did present problems more often than regular yarns.  I will have to wear it a few times to decide if it will be ok for socks. (note to self: too late now, they are made!!)  I have more, so will not use that at all until I've worn the socks.

This pair and the last pair that I made, I tried using some pattern in the legs, but both use self stripe yarns, so the patterns are lost.  No more patterns until I find the plain sock yarns.

Take a peek at  JudyL 's blog for some more knitting goodies.


Jack Nimble said...

If I knew what you were talking about I'd have an intelligent comment. ::grin:: Just good to see that you still have interests. Just the right time to start preparing to keep everyone's toes warm!

straythreads said...

pretty socks and the stripes match well done!!! have a great weekend

Ramona said...

Great colors! Such happy socks. :)

Dar said...

Love the colors/stripes of these socks. Does FLK mean the Fleegle sock heel? I'm not too versed in knitting terms yet, but have picked up a few new heel treatments from looking at everyone's OTN posts.

Gail said...

Sorry, I should have listed the full name somewhere in the post. FLK is Fish Lips Kiss heel, you can get the instructions and learn about it on Ravelry.