mmmm. I've never ever knitted socks.
In the big pile of patternbooks, I found a leaflet by Regia, with a good explanation - so I bought 2 balls of dark green wool, picked up 5 short needles size 2.5, and cast on in the ' Italian way' .
|a very strechy CO, this Italian way...|
All went well, until I reached the heel part. Somehow the explication was confusing, and part of it was just gone. A printer's mistake. And then I remembered Elizabeth Zimmerman. Surely, she would mention knitting socks somewhere in her books.
I found it in 'knitting without tears', and she talked me through the delicate heel-knitting. She explained perfectly how to turn and what stitches to add, and where to decrease again. It went perfectly ! The toe - part was equally well written and fun, and now I am proud to say : I have knitted a pair of socks for my son !
|Thank you EZ for this perfect heel !|
|a well shaped toe section.|