Japanese book New Style of Heirloom Knitting.
yarn: Koigu premium merino, #1110
needles: 2.5mm Addi lace circular
There are definitely some changes I’ll make for the second sock. For one thing, I’ll flip the chart to make the right and left sock mirror images of each other.
I’m also going to use a short-row heel instead of Wendy’s fabulous toe-up gusset heel. This was the first time I’d used Wendy’s new tutorial, and I’ll definitely use it again — especially with my high instep. But I think a short row heel will look neater and more compact with this sock, and the stitch patterns have enough flexibility that I think it will still fit well.
Question: Should I also run a line of 1-2 purl stitches along the underside of the cable, to make it stand out from the sole? Initially, I liked how the cable looked melting into the sole stitches, but since I want the purl stitches to run alongside it on the leg, it might make more sense to have them just run the whole length of the sock.
All in all, I’m pleased with and proud of this little baby, and am thinking seriously about writing out the pattern.