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?

5 comments:

Gryffinitter said...

I love that heel stitch, too, and I have re-named it "Eye of the Phoenix" for Potterly purposes... :-)

Belladonna Boomslang

Headmistress Cassandra said...

Your socks looks great!! I love the heel!

Catherine said...

Great first sock! I love the eye of partridge heel. I pretty much use it for all my socks. Sadly I don't think you can use it for the whole sock, it would not be stretchy enough. Anyhow, now that this sock is done, the 2nd one will be even better!

Headmistress Cassandra said...

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Grandma Beth said...

Looks wonderful! Grandma