Another pair of car pool socks are finished. I just realized that this is the third pair in a short time frame that is an orange/yellow color. I had no idea had so much of these colors in my stash. I'll have to pick a different color out for the next pair.
This pair of socks is very similar to the other I usually knit. They were knit toe up with a short row toe and heel with a simple pattern up the instep and leg. the main difference is that the toes and heels are knit in garter stitch instead of the usual stockinette.
The results are that the heels and toes are slightly thicker. I imagine that they might wear a little better than plain stockinette, but I haven't had a chance to really wear them much to determine if that is true. The other nice thing is that I didn't have to pick up any of the wrapped stitches to prevent holes from the short rows. I still did double wraps , but not having to pick them up made everything a little easier.
I liked the design idea of the pattern. There is a panel of 1x1 ribbing running up the back and front of the sock with a section of stockinette on either side. I made slight modifications to the pattern, but mainly because I used a heavier weight yarn and larger needles. I loved hoe the heels and toes turned out and I can see using that idea on other sock patterns.
Pattern: Garter Toes by Karen Harper from Knit Front and Back (on Ravelry)
Yarn: Hello Yarn; Fat Sock
color: Marzipan; 2 skeins
Needles: addi TURBO Needles - US# 2.5 (3 mm)
Notes: The socks are 46 stitches around. I also added several rounds of 1x1 ribbing at the top of each sock.