I finished my Prufrock socks. I plan on making a wee version for Z, so I left myself about 100 yards of the yarn, but I think these are a decent height.
The yarn is Gynx BFL sock in the colorway Extra Yarn, named for one of our favorite bedtime stories. The yarn was offered by Little Skein on Etsy, and it looks like they have just a few skeins left. This color makes me very happy.
This is not the softest sock yarn, but it seems like it will be much more durable than many merino yarns. I tried something a little different on this gusset. I stopped working the instep about a cm or so sooner and started the heel flap (going toe up). I thought a nice tall gusset would make for a better fit. I’m not sure if it makes a difference for me. I think I would have preferred to have the pattern going up the leg a little sooner.
I will have to road test them for a bit to see if I notice an overall difference in the fit with a taller gusset and longer heel flap. My initial impression is that it doesn’t really make much of a difference and I’ll make my slightly shorter heel flap on the socks I’m working on now to make them go faster. An extra cm or so on a heel flap feels like it takes a long time! I can’t decide if I should make Z some that will fit this year, since there are only a few cold months left, or whether I should try to make them a little larger for next year. I’m going to mash up my Kiddo Kicks pattern and my Prufrock pattern. I’ll probably cast them on in the next week or so.
I get so tickled by mother/daughter matching knits.