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There is a photo of a two-tone, green sock several blog posts ago. It evolved when I realized I was going too run out of the light green yarn. This photo shows experiments I’ve done since then. These socks progressed so fast that I did the little one in an evening and the large one in a day (I even did client work that same day). Here are some features if someone else wants to experiment as well:
- The sole for the small sock is knit using stranded knitting (Fair Isle style)
- The toe decreases are worked in with the sole
- The sole for the large sock is knit using reinforcement yarn along with the regular yarn
- The toe decreases for the top of the foot is worked separately from those used for the sole
- The leg is knitted in the round as for any sock
- The gusset is worked as shown in the pattern for the Simple Sock
- The stitches for the heel is left on two needles while the top of the foot (grey part) is knit
- The top of the foot stitches are knit back and forth
- IMPORTANT: The edge stitch on each side is slipped (there are two rows for every edge stitch)
- When the top of the sock is the desired length return to working on the heel
- Shape the heel as shown in the pattern for the Simple Sock working back and forth using a short-row technique
- Continue working back and forth joining the sole to the upper by knitting the edge sole stitch together with the slipped edge stitch on the upper
- Finish the toe with Kitchner stitches
- If the sole wears out, unravel it and knit a new one.
I’m working on more specific instructions that I will offer as a PDF file.
Barbara Eden said:
Googled “sock with replaceable soles” & found you.
And read about Gloria here – the second fiber-arts friend lost this month.
She is missed.
Sue H said:
Those are Adorable!!! Nice job.
They are both very cool! I just wanted to let yo know that I just finished my first Pine Tree sock, and I love it! It’s a great design. Thanks!
What a great idea for slipper socks. I haven’t liked the replaceable sole socks I’ve seen so far. Yours look great! I especially like the checkerboard sole. It will make for a cushy, long-lasting sole for slipper socks.