I’ve been knitting with laser focus on my husband’s socks and oh boy, this pair and I have had some galactic battles!
You see in the photo the heel turns and the heel flaps are done. One of the socks, I ripped out those areas five to six times! It was either because I couldn’t remember if I followed the instructions to the tee or it was because my numbers were off. I even had trouble spotting the wraps & turns; this was due to using the Must Stash Yarn & Fiber Perfect Must Match (in Chewie), striping yarn for these parts. After several bouts of frustration I had to think back and remember why didn’t I not have trouble when I was knitting up my last pair? The light bulb went on – ding – making me realize I had used a solid color yarn. The light, heathered grey is Knit Picks Stroll Solids in Dove Heather.
Tips: 1. Use a solid-colored yarn for a heel that requires wraps & turns, OR 2. If you really want to use a striping or variegated yarn and have trouble spotting the W&T, place a locking stitch marker after you make each W&T.
There are many types of heels for sock knitting. This style works for me and my high instep even though this pair isn’t for me. I just wanted to follow a pattern I already had and get more familiar with this one in particular.
Oh and if you ever want to try out a toe-up sock pattern, Brenda’s is the one. It’s free, BTW, and her instructions are clear and easy.
While I am still getting familiar with this toe-up construction, I really love how clean the gusset attatches to the heel turn. There is no picking up stitches, just continuous knitting.
I am so glad I can now move onto short legs and ribbed cuffs. I was going to originally make calf-length socks for him but he changed his mind to ankle length so it’d be easier for this wifey. I ain’t arguing with that.
Okay, off to do something. Thanks for poppin in. TTYS.