Saturday, March 23, 2013

Back to the Drawing Board...

 ...again and again.  I finished one sock and had a most dreadful experience-it barely fit over my heel.  Like 'not able to leave it like that ' barely.
 I ripped it back to the place where I was supposed to work the heel, added some waste yarn ( the solid pink line)
and continued with the patterned knitting.  I will go back and rip out that line of stitches and add an after-thought heel and see if that can alleviate some of the fit problem.  But I am experiencing that knitter's regret that nags at you as you knit that the sock is still going to be too tight and I need to go back to the toe and add some more stitches to the width of the sock.  I am setting aside this project for the rest of the day so I can go out to lunch and snuggle some grandbabies instead!


  1. Colour work always knits up tighter so perhaps more stitches would be best!

  2. That's what happened with the first sock I knit from the pattern I designed that you test knitted for me. The first one was too tight and I added 8 stitches to it and that made it much better. Made it from not wearable to very wearable. Amazing what a few stitches will do.

  3. Grrr! Well, they are looking beautiful even if they aren't behaving!

  4. I had the same problem with my deluge socks, I redid the toes 3 times before they fit:( though I didn't make it to the heel and didn't have quite so much to frog... annoying, I know, but if you redid them totally from the toes up with more stitches, it might make the wearing as enjoyable as the pattern is? don't give up - they're going to be beautiful in the end!!


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