I Can't Knit Socks

Fairly new to knitting, the ever popular knitted sock continues to frustrate and confuse me.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

A pretty good first attempt

Well, I completed my first sock . . . all but the grafting of the toe. For the most part, I think it turned out pretty good. Its definately wearable, but I think that I am not going to send this one and try again. My sister has said that she would love to have this sock (along with its mate :) )

The problems: I should have made the cuff a lot bigger. I don't think its even 1/2 an inch.
Then, I messed up some on the pattern. You can see it in the picture below in the yellow section. It forms a straight line for a few rows. I should have fixed it then, but I kept hoping it would blend in and I still have this aversion to ripping out with such small stitches. I never can get them back on the needles. Now that its done, I'm not happy with it at all.
Here is the heel . . . which isn't a problem at all. It is "Eye of Partridge". Its the first time I have tried this and I love how it turned out. Can you do this for the entire sock?