“Come, Watson, come!” he cried. The game is afoot. Not a word! Into your clothes and come!”—Sherlock Holmes, “The Adventure of the Abbey Grange,” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
See? Sherlock Holmes really did say that; he never did say: “Elementary, my dear Watson!” (though perhaps he should have.)
This sock is meant to be a tribute to Holmes and Watson—an elegant and classic sock. It combines a simple rib with a pair of easy to memorize cables; but, just to give it a twist (like the best Sherlock Holmes stories)—it features a few unusual elements. At first glance, the sock looks like it has a traditional heel flap and gusset, but a closer examination shows this is not so. The heel is a Strong Heel, which means that the gusset is built together with the heel flap. The gusset also has the same rib as the rest of the sock. The back of the heel continues with the cable and also uses slipped stitches for extra strength. The cable and the rib patterns also continue all the way to the toe.
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About the Designer: Jill Bickers
The fact that Jill Bickers is obsessed with knitting is more of a tribute to her stubbornness than anything else. Although her grandmother and her great grandmother were notable knitters, it was not immediately apparent that the knitting gene had been handed down to her knitting.
She felt clumsy and confused, but not to be outdone by a pair of needles and yarn, she kept at it until she “got it.” Having “gotten it,” she put her needles and yarn aside for almost twenty years. The knitting gene reared its head when she picked up her needles once more. She felt like it was coming home and hasn’t looked back.
Though she loves other textile arts, knitting is the one that feels most “right.” She thinks her grandmother and great-grandmother would be pleased.
Jill loves beautiful yarn and has the stash to prove it. She also has a bad habit of starting too many projects and has the project bags to prove that, too. She knits while watching TV, listening to audiobooks, Zooming, in waiting rooms, and in the car (but not when she’s driving).
You can find her designs on Ravelry.