Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Rockin Sock Club Inside Out Sock

I'm working on the new SOTM design from Socks that Rock, Inside Out. I ripped out the garter stitch short row heel I did last night and redid it on a smaller needle. This is my second ever short row heel and I didn't quite get the directions. The heel I ripped out had some holes, and the replacement looks great. I'm ready to start the cable pattern. The pattern is still striping regularly, and the colors were only slightly interrupted by the heel. I think I like it. We'll see how it feels on the foot, but at first glance it looks promising.

UPDATE: After doing one round of the cable pattern, I tried on the sock tonight. I knit the sock onto two long circulars so I could get it over my ankle without losing stitches. It fits!

AARGH! I just saw a place where I purled when I should have knit halfway down the toe! Probably no one but me will ever notice it, but still. With the short row heel there's no way I can ladder down and correct those two stitches.

Problem averted. The wayward purls were on the top of the sock and. luckily, on the top of the cable turn. I frogged one stitch down through the cable and half way down the foot, hooked up the stitches again and it's perfect. Huge sigh of relief!

I still don't have a camera so I scanned my in progress sock. I'm using two circular needles, size 2.75 mm, for the leg. I have thick ankles so I am using a larger gauge. The cable repeat doesn't allow me to easily add stitches to make the leg bigger. EDITED to add: I switched to a 3mm needle, a 12" ADDI, further up the leg. STILL tight!

2 comments:

knithole said...

Thanks for the advice on the STR pattern. I think I will give it a try and see if it looks better.

Trish said...

Wow, How did your socks get so green? Mine are no where near that neatly striped or green. Seems so odd to me that each person is getting a totally different sock out of the same yarn/pattern. Very cool.