Tuesday, May 02, 2006
Sixth Sense Socks - Done!
This was my first time with a short row heel, and to top it off, it was a garter stitch short row heel. My first sock ended up with some holes because I wasn't wrapping the stitches correctly. Turns out, it's completely different for garter stitch! Here's a close up of the heel:
The one on the right is the first one, done wrong. See how much neater and tighter the left one is? Ya live, ya learn. I don't like the way these fit me, I think if maybe I had made the foot a bit longer, it might help, but even on the blockers, it looks low. I think I just don't like short row heels. But I'll reserve judgement until I try a regular one. So I dub these "Birthday Socks" for my other sister. So that's two sets in a row I'll be gifting. Grr. I have a pair on the go now - 2 on 2! They'd better fit!
The pattern is from the yahoo "Six Socks" KAL group. They closed membership recently, so hang in there if you want in. Stariel, I know you're in. How did you like this pattern? Me, I don't think I'll be knitting it again. All that KTBLs drove me nuts.
Posted by turtlegirl76 at 10:02 AM