Y'all know I love Susan B Anderson. Her knit wear designs are so fun! And she comes up with great techniques! So, when I saw she released a new sock pattern with a great afterthought heel variation AND I've been wanting to tackle an afterthought heel AND there was going to be a knit along...I was in! But what yarn to use? I wanted something where the stripes were really noticeable...so I went with the leftover yarn from my Christmas socks.
Sock 1 went smoothly...I made sure to make it short so that I would have enough yarn (hopefully) for both.
Look at the great way the heel shows off the yarn striping!
Here's the second sock with the gray yarn placed as a holder. You pick up the stitches above and below to work the heel...so fun!
At the end of sock two I played a serious game of yarn chicken! You can see the one on the bottom has different striping on the heel...I ran out of green! But I had enough to finish and they fit perfectly...I look forward to wearing them this Christmas! And to think, I got two pairs of Christmas socks from one skein!