Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Sock knitting gone a little right ...

I am now successfully past the heel flap and gusset on the Two Socks-In-One.  The very nice Kate Atherly even contacted me to see if I needed help or had questions about the pattern.  To answer the question of why the heel flap called for making 10 selvage stitches, but picking up more, she's got a blog post on how to pick up additional stitches to avoid the dreaded hole that typically appears where the heel flap and held stitches meet to re-form the round.  It works very nicely!


So, after the last post, where I was past the gusset and onto the foot ... it got ripped out again.  At some point I had wrapped the two yarns around each other and they were twined.  Dropping stitches down did not correct the issue because the two yarns were twined around one another connecting the two socks together with the two strands of yarn.  

Once I ripped back, I then used Kate's method to pick up additional stitches to close the gap, and its pretty awesome!

Now I am on to the foot, with socks not connected to each other, and a smile on my face.

5 comments:

Dee said...

You'd have to take very short steps when walking with them twined together. Glad you got it all worked out.

On the other hand ....if they STAYED twined together you would never lose just one sock in the wash. ;-)

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Love the yarn colours!

kathy b said...

Hooray for you and learning a new method!

kathy b said...

Hooray for you and learning a new method!

elns said...

I'm in awe of this sock in a sock method. My one friend tried this and she went slightly bonkers and hasn't knit ANY socks since then. You're a survivor and a champ!