They were knitted on circular needles (my first attempt), which you can read about here. I enjoyed knitting this way, and to be honest could not imagine knitting socks on a set of four double pointed needles..I am not at all that co-ordinated!
As mentioned in the circular needle post, I doubted I would have enough variegated yarn to complete both socks, so felt the need to pad them out on the foot section with some leftover wool from previous projects. Below is a close up of the toe section...
...and below is a look at the heel section. I managed to fumble my way through the instructions for the heel shaping and they fit my foot, which makes me happy!
The first sock I knitted, I didn't measure against my foot..just followed the instructions (how silly is that?!), and as a result it is a little on the short side. For the second sock, I added a couple of cm to the length of the foot and it fits (my size 8 1/2 foot) much better.
And being 100% wool, they're really cosy!!
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