For Donovan's Xmas present I knit her some super fancy socks. Out of the few socks I've done so far, these were the only ones that fit the intended person well. I definitely need to up my fitting game when it comes to sock knitting!
I used Devon Clement's Love Socks pattern, which has great instruction on how to do a colorwork heart on the heels. I only did a heart on one heal because I was running low on the gray yarn and was scared I wouldn't be able to finish the sock if I worked it into the heel. Instead I did the heel in the color chaging Chroma yarn from Knit Picks.
Oh sweet sassy, how I love the effects you can get with Chroma yarns. It adds a bit of punch to this striped pattern. I used the color "Mixed Tape" for these socks, but that color is unfortunately discontinued now. This makes me very sad and if anyone knows a similar yarn, please let me know as I would love to work with colors like this again.
Tech stuff: Although the pattern says to switch to a size 0 needle for the heel turn and foot, I just stuck to the size 1 needle (mainly because I don’t own 0 dpns and just wanted to keep knitting). Donovan says the fit is good, so hopefully I did well on that front. This pattern is written nicely, although I will say that the Fluttered Bed Socks that I spoke of a few weeks ago has some great tricks to make your heel look cleaner and for rejoining for the foot. So, take a gander at that pattern and see if maybe you can improve the look of your socks from those tricks. Here is my Ravelry page for the Fluttered Bed Socks and for the Love Socks.