I know that it has been a while since I posted, but the holidays have kept me busy with singing and composing for my local community choir; however, I have been busy working on a pair of Tabi boot socks for my brother.
As he is a hiker, he wanted me to design a rattlesnake motif for the outside of the leg portion the upper sock, and opted for a purl textured diamond design on the inside of the leg. Very interesting challenge.
Because I wanted it seamless, I opted to use my “seamless cables” technique for the back closure. Just a hint of a cable of 5 stitches plus the 2 outside purls for the frame. It worked great. Here are some photos.
You can see that the cable is very subtle, so is the diamond design on the inside leg.
The above is just a sample of the chart I worked up to knit the upper leg portion. On the right side I have charted the 7 stitch cable for the center back of the sock. The connection is made at the first purl stitch stitch of the cable. If you are interested take a look at the “Seamless Cables” using the search box at the top of the page.
You can work any kind of cable pattern for this purpose, just keep it to 5-9 sts.
Just thought I would share. KT