April 30th, 2009

knit

Bad Sock

I declare these socks (well, this half-a-sock and its imaginary brother) defunct. I really like the way the colors look with the herringbone texture, but it just pulls in too much, and doesn't stretch sufficiently. So though the pattern calls for the same number of stitches on leg and foot, the foot is way fatter than the leg, producing a sock which would fit someone with skinnier legs than me, but much fatter feet. I'm not sure who such a person would be. (Yes, I could rejigger the pattern, but this is already my second attempt (the first one was way too small, so this is up one needle size). Oh well.