Friday, November 28, 2008

One Sock Finished


Yarn Pirate socks B, originally uploaded by jochibi.

Don't worry - this one isn't a Christmas present - this one is mine.

For the first time I am deviating from the sock pattern (Ann Budd's basic sock pattern). When I got down to the heel flap I realized I had two too many stitches (78 rather than 76). I knit my heel flap with 38 stitches, then decreased my gusset right down to 76 to correct my mistake. I knit a woman's large for the sock, but started the toe decreases as if it were a woman's small. I also knit a rounder toe than I usually do - I started the kitchener stitch at 18 stitches on each needle - I think that suits my short wide feet better.

6 comments:

turtlegirl76 said...

Ooh pretty! Which yarn pirate is that?

Bezzie said...

Cozy!! I need to knit myself some new socks. I'm getting tired of the ones I do have. Ha ha!

kemtee said...

Verra nice. I like that blue. I need more blue socks….

IrishgirlieKnits said...

So pretty!!!

Nell said...

Nice job! Way to just keep knitting.

freshisle said...

Very nice! I love anything blue.
I've learned over time that a rounder toe fits me better as well!