I eagerly grafted the toe this morning – 76 stitches of Kitchener stitch – euck!!
Hmmmm….They are far from perfect but Ben likes them! 🙂
It really bugs me when I can’t get thing “right”…..
Holy sock heels, Batman! Here’s a problem….
The heel and toe is turned by the same shortrow shaping. I knitted the cuff using a 30cm Addi circ but for some strange reason I thought I’d need to swap to DPNs to do the heel.
I had “not part of the heel” stitches on the Addi and the heel on the straights – with the break at this point between the needles at the corner of the heel…. it pulled the stitches at the corners badly….yuck!
I was a bad, lazy knitter and fixed this by some nifty “lashing together” on the wrong side…. 😳
It dawned on me on the second “Hi-Score sock” that I could leave all the stitches on the Addi circular …
…the second heel was better….
…….by the 2nd toe I’d sussed which bit to give an extra yank to to pull it neat and tight!
Am I going to frog the whole lot and do them again properly ??
There are not enough expletives to express how much that’s not going to happen! 😯
I have also discovered that size matters…..
Remember this post when I worked out which needle size to use?
I’m not as clever as I thought I was 😥 I was so worried that I’d repeat my “look nice but can’t get my foot in them” debacle with these fairisle socks that I went too far the other way!
They are rather large – even for Ben’s flippers!
See how the high score sock “bags” around his ankle?? I must have been getting relaxed with the fairisle on the High Score sock – it’s definitely bigger than the Invader sock?
I think my fairisle has improved over the course of the socks though…
Maybe another pair but with PacMan……..????
|Completed Knit Report
|BMP (Space Invader Socks)
|Knitty by Aija Goto
|No problems with the pattern itself but problems with me knitting them!Holes at the corners of the heel/toe short row shaping, too big in the cuff after needle size mods 🙁 . 2nd sock looser than first too!
|I used Regia Silk on 2.5mm needles (not louet gems pearls on 2mm) to size up for Ben’s feet. With hindsite – 2.25 or 2mm would have been a better choice.
|Lots of new things for me to master – Corregated rib, shortrow heel/toe, improving my fairisle, changing needle sizes, getting Ben to model…
|Washing and Wearing:
|“comfy for padding round the house!”
|Knit It Again???: