Normally I don't suffer from the dreaded SSS disease. But after knitting lots and lots of socks this past summer, I took a sock break. Which turned into a bad case of SSS.
The socks I knit last summer for the Need A Sock? book were all ones-ies. All needing mates to make them serviceable. Finally my sock mojo has returned and pair number one is complete.
A 60 stitch sock on 2.25mm needles is proof positive that lace expands. Normally, with only 60 stitches, I would use a larger needle. Most often 2.75mm. Conversely, if knitting on the 2.25 mm needles, the socks would have 64 or even 68 stitches. But due to lace's holey, stretchy nature, I have a sock that fits me with only 60 stitches and a 2.25 needle.
For this sock, I used a straight stockinet Heel Flap bordered with three garter stitches on each side.
This is a pretty sock. The lace combined with the bright cheerful colours make a great addition to
my winter sock drawer.