Het patroon heet Annapurna, naar de bergtop in de Himalaya, met het achterliggende idee dat je met deze sokken die berg kan beklimmen en terug...En de ontwerpster belooft dat deze sokken heel, heel lang zullen meegaan.
As my son wears out his socks very quickly, I decided to knit a pair of 'nearly indestructible' socks from this book. The pattern is Annapurna, and the designer promises that it will take a long, long time for these socks to wear out. It takes my son mostly about a year, with a record of three weeks for one pair I have knit in hundred percent wool. I now only use hardwearing sockyarn for his socks, no fancy stuff for him...
The leg and instep are worked in the two-row slip-stitch pattern commonly used to add strength to heel flaps. The last inch or so of the heel flap, the heel turn, and the toe are worked with two strands of yarn held together.
Favorite Socks, bij het patroon Padded Footlets.
The sole of the foot is also worked with two strands of yarn in a technique Mary Snyder used for her Padded Footlets in Favorite Socks (Interweave, 2006). To account for the row gauge difference between sole and upperfoot, the foot is knit back and forth. Less rows on the upperfoot are knit. It took me some time to get the rythm of the pattern, and to know where exactly I was in the pattern.
This sock pattern takes a lot more yarn then a normal sock, I only had hundred grams of this discontinued yarn, so I decided to add a grey yarn for the second strand on the sole. Finally I even had to knit the toes in grey.
They lasted four years, so not indestructible, but better then average....