These socks are like an October sunset. Soft and gently colorful.
Yarn: Trekking XXL, Colour #160
Pattern: My own, with Gerdine Strong's heel applied
Comments: The Strong heel requires no picking up stitches for the gusset, but it does require a bit of attention to the corners of the gusset when you move down the foot. At least that has been my experience. The sock fits nicely, and I experimented with the number of stitches to Kitchener at the toe. For my feet, 8 seems like not enough, so I went with 12 stitches at the toe this time and like the fit much better.
Here's a closeup of the Strong Heel gusset:
If any reader has experience with this type of heel, please leave a comment!