Sunday, August 23, 2015
Stripey socks: Take 1
Once I had decided I would rip it out, I decided I don't want to do this kind of heel after all. I chose it because short row and afterthought heels are usually too tight across the instep on my feet. But now that I'm getting to it, I'm deciding that I don't want to distort the stripe pattern at all. I did a bit of research on heels for self-striping socks (and almost ordered this book from Amazon but managed to restrain myself) and came across this article on Knitty. I'm going to try a gussetted afterthought heel. Hopefully it will fit better, and the stripes will be just a tiny bit narrower around the heel, but not any narrower than the last two stripes in the photo of my Fleegle gusset, which I think is fine. I'm excited to see how it turns out!
I still want the Sock Architecture book.