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!

4 comments:

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

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  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.

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

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  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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