Socks, a first attempt

July 28, 2007

Although I’ve been hand knitting for 50+ years, and machine knitting for about 20, I don’t think I’ve ever hand knitted socks so I thought I’d give them a try. So far so good… now you have to remember I’m a beginner sock knitter…. my first attempt isn’t so good.

First attempt

I’m not particularly happy with the way the heel looks, knitted from top down with some sort of heel flap and gusset (no idea what this type of heel is called!). Worse yet, the sock is so narrow I can’t pull it over my heel. I followed the pattern, my gauge is correct – I used 58 stitches altogether with 2.5mm double pointed needles with 4 ply sock yarn, so they should have been OK. Yes, I have wide feet with a high instep and I hadn’t taken that into consideration. I shall try again…

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