For my husband, Made For, WIP Sock

Made For 27

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.

Brenda’s Basic Toe Up Sock by Brenda Vanlerberghe

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.

12 thoughts on “Made For 27”

  1. I’ve been knitting for 12ish years and I’ve not done toe-up socks yet. I have a cuff-down that works really well for me and my feet (and I don’t make socks for anyone else on purpose) but toe-up may be the way to go so I can use up alllllll the yarn. Or not.

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  2. What a gift to learn you are going to only be knitting an ankle sock. I love making short socks and dread the crew socks. Your Chewy yarn is pretty but I do like the heel color you added.

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  3. Ooooh… it’s the heel that scares me off making socks. Well, that and that there are two of them. lol Those are turning out beautifully. I love the colors in the self-striping yarn.

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