Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Sixth Sense Socks - Done!

6th Sense Socks

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:

Sixth Sense Garter Stitch Heels

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.

3 comments:

LaBean said...

They look great! My first short row heels were not so great too. You've learned something and that's all that matters right?

Susann said...

I like them! I found out that my short row heels fit much better when I knit 4 rounds across the wrapped stitches instead of 2.

Me said...

Susann,
that's a very helpful comment for the short row heel, thanks! I am still waiting to do my first garter stitch short row heel, so I'll see all about that doing it differently for garter stitch.