I finished my socks! That should be good news, right? Wrong! The second half of the pair is wrong, wrong, WRONG. Let’s take a look, shall we?
I shall start from the top arrow on down. Problem area 1: I started the heel flap too soon so when I manage to squeeze my foot into the sock, it’s too short and falls much shorter on my foot than what I wanted. I need to do more rounds of ribbing to remedy this problem.
Problem area 2: The ribbing around the arch of the foot is far too narrow as compared to the first sock. I don’t think I picked up enough stitches after turning the heel because the second sock is much narrower than the first. Also, I rewrote the ribbing and now I see that there is a difference between the two.
Problem area 3: I started the toe decreases too soon. It also looks like I was knitting at a much tighter gauge than before. That strikes me as odd because I was using the same size needles and I felt like I was more relaxed knitting this time around.
Problem area 4: This toe is far too narrow and pointy compared to the other. It also doesn’t feel as comfortable on my foot.
In whole, it’s amazing that I could squeeze my large foot into this very small sock. In general, it simply doesn’t fit. Back to the drawing board, I suppose.
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