Monday, February 09, 2009

Sock dilemmas......


O.k., you sock knitters. I tried the sock pattern that was on http://www.knitty.com/ (pedicure socks) and just adjusted a slight bit. It called for size #7 needles and a worsted weight wool yarn. I went on Ravelry and checked out other people's comments since this pattern was widely done and many people looked to have adjusted as well. Since a few people mentioned that the sock came out bigger than they thought it should, I went down a size in my needles (actually 2 sizes since I don't own a size #6 and did have some #5s.) I used a worsted weight washable wool and off I went. The sock came out alright. It fits me, but looks gigantic when laying flat. Do you usually have socks that look huge like that? I would post a picture, but I am not able to today. Sick little chicklet at home today and just this typing of my post is taking up enough time. Picture tomorrow.
So, what should I do? I have to make the second one and I plan on using the same needles since I don't want to have two socks at different sizes. However, the next pedicure sock I make, I want to have a little smaller. Oh, and by the way, the gauge called for 5 sts per inch and it was exactly that. I just don't see that the sock on the pattern looked to be as big as mine..........

2 comments:

purple pineapple said...

LOVe your blog! very cool to see your handiwork all in one place instead of just week to week at the studio!
here is another blog that might inspire - she does lots of stuff, but also knits:
http://www.bellapink.typepad.com/

Kathy said...

IF the sock fits....you know,
wear it! Some do look huge at rest!