Original Pattern: Rye
Mods: Adjusted gauges from worsted weight to fingering weight, and chose to work a stranded fair isle design on the heel flap. Details can be found on her project page, here.
What Makes This Awesome: Heather participated in a Tin Can Knit’s pattern hack KAL at the end of 2016, where people were encouraged to make modification on existing Tin Can Knits patterns and have the group support and encouragement of a KAL. One amazing result are these wonderful socks, which were knitted at a smaller gauge for a fingering weight yarn. And of course, talk about taking a heel flap to the next level! I love Heather’s clever idea to work a pretty fair isle snowflake on the heel flap. These socks were made for her mom, who taught Heather to knit. What a truly wonderful gift.