|The slip stitch pattern is lovely but by this point there was a marked difference between sole length and instep length.|
I didn't like the way the slip stitch pattern pulled the instep up and made it so much shorter than the sole. I tried a few ways to minimise this shrinkage but was not happy with the result so out it all came. Yes, all.
|Love, love, love those gussets!|
|Yes, I know it fits my foot but why did I keep on knitting before I tested it on a male foot?|
After experimenting with several patterns to get the gusset and heel flap I wanted, I failed to check the fit until I had done several more rows. Too short. Apparently the height of the heel flap determines fit and the height is determined by gusset stitches. Mine was too short, so I hadn't increased enough. So out it came. (Now I finally understand why gusset increases on a toe-up sock often double the number of sole stitches - it's really not excessive at all and every single one is needed.)
|Too scared to cut the yarn in case I have to unravel again.|
|Alas, no foot models this time.|
Kiwiyarns blogger) but it appears that this benevolence on my part was misguided. They are apparently happy with their heavier weight socks (8ply or more) that won't go into shoes and do not want any 'proper' socks.
So any takers? Or do I unravel this sock yet again?