Hedera Socks

February 11th, 2007 | View Comments

Finished Hederas

Pattern: Hedera, by Cookie A. for Knitty
Yarn: Lang Jawoll, #88, 2 skeins
Needles: Addi Turbos, US 2 (3mm)

Thanks for the nice comments on the Ombre Blanket! It made its way over to my bed the last couple nights and did a lovely job of keeping me toasty warm. I even woke up with warm feet!

Speaking of feet, I’ve finished my Hederas, which I don’t think I’ve shown on the blog until now. These have officially taken over as my favorite pair of hand-knitted socks.

The Lang Jawoll is lovely, plush and soft. It feels much nicer against the skin than Fortissima Socka, which is kind of rough and doesn’t wear particularly well.

The pattern is pretty standard, easy to memorize and easy to knit.

And the fit! Whereas all the socks I’ve knit so far have been a tad too small, or in the case of the Straight-Laced Socks, too big in the heel and too small in the toe, these are perfect! And they may have converted me to the flap-and-gusset heels. Short-row heels are quick, but they’re limited in terms of being able to adjust the fit. Flap-and-gusset heels really let you customize the fit of your socks, and that’s a plus.

And now I’m faced with the paralyzing fact that I only have one project on the needles. ONE! It’s kind of a scary thought.

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CogKnition posted this on February 11th, 2007 @ 5:04pm in Finished Objects, Socks & Slippers | Permalink to "Hedera Socks"


  1. JulieB says:

    Flap and gusset heels just fit so much better! The Hedera are lovely and the colour is gorgeous. Must have more sock wool….

  2. I love the socks! I keep thinking about knitting them. Maybe I will add them to my list of UFOs. :)