8.01.2016

geek/smooth operator hybrid



One of the many things that I love about knitting socks is how easy it is to combine elements of different patterns together. For this pair, I incorporated the simple slip stitch chart from Geek with the afterthought heels and toes from Smooth Operator. I love how these turned out! The slip stitch pattern kept the knitting interesting and works really well with self striping yarn (these were knit with knitpicks Felici in the Nassau colorway). This was my first time knitting top-down afterthought heels and I was impressed with how clearly the Smooth Operator pattern presented the various steps needed for creating this type of heel. There is currently a KAL going on for the Smooth Operator Socks (#SOSkal) which you can read more about here.

Next up is a hybrid of one of my favorite sock patterns (Simple Skyp Socks) and Vanilla is the new Black which features a new-to-me Strong heel:


This sock knitting adventure continues to be such fun :) What types of projects are you currently enamored with?

9 comments:

  1. These pattern combinations are so much fun! It's indeed a great thing about socks how easy these sort of modifications can be incorporated :)

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  2. I love the slip stitch detail of those socks, it's that little extra something that really works out! And that extra strong heel on your new pair looks so intriguing- when you finish them, I'm interested to know how comfortable it is when wearing shoes.

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  3. I like the look of that strong heel. I have really weirdly skinny ankles (around the tendon) so my first pair of socks is baggy in that area. I used a short row toe and heel for that pair, maybe I'll try this strong heel. Thank you for sharing!

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  4. Look at you all sock wizard splicing patterns and combining elements that you like. I love these socks. That strong heel is so interesting.

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  5. That is a neat-looking heel. I like the colours in the first socks!

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  6. Beautiful knits! That last photo is an absolute dream! I love the colors and you make me want to knit things as "summer looking" as possible. I'm going to peruse the patterns you've linked to, but honestly I'm focusing on finishing my banana leaf scarf and my watermelon socks. We will see how the weather is, but I think I want to alternate between socks and cardigans for the rest of the year. I'm sure I'll get distracted, but it's nice to start off with a plan ...

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  7. For me, summer always seems to see baby hats for the local hospital, or hats for friends. Since I look horrible in them, no hats for me! But there is also a sweater vest on the needles, thinking that lacking sleeves makes it less of a big knit. LOL

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  8. I just found your blog and I love it! Nice pictures and colour! Interesting heel on that sock! I love knitting socks, but I find that I often go into standard mode as far as heels and toes go...

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  9. Love the socks! I have that same exact colorway of Felici - you've inspired me to try this slip stitch pattern. So simple, yet effective.

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