Monday, April 24, 2006

Left foot, Left foot, Left foot, Right!


Well...you may or may not remember these socks. These were my first pair of Queen Kahuna socks done toe up (March 2006). Although I wore these socks more than a handful of times my toes would complain each time that they were just a bit too short. So out came my 0000 size needles to pick up 66 stitches the row before the toe decreases (which, of course, were really instep increases since these were knit toe up). I snipped off the cap of the toe (which the kids claimed for some unknown purpose). Ripped back to the picked up stitches and with my #1 DPNs I began reknitting the toe. This time I decided I wanted to try doing a LEFT foot and a RIGHT foot. So the decreases were only done on the pinky toe side of the sock. I decreased every other row for the first 10 rows and then every row for the next 14. I also included decreases on the big toe side on the last 2 rows of those 14. (Maybe 3 on the right sock...but I liked 2 better.) Kitchenered off. WHOO HOO! My toes are happy!

4 comments:

Emma said...

Glad your toes are happy, and I love the color you used!

Marie N. said...

It is nice to know these things can be fixed! toe-up socks are on my list of things I'd like to learn some day...

Gail (luvs2knitsocks) said...

Now why aren't sock pattern designed that way after all our feet really are shaped that way? Your idea is really clever. Nice job!

Gail
http://www.sockamaniac.com

Shelly said...

You did a great job of adjusting the size of these socks. Congratulations!

Question: would you be interested in selling on of your row counter "thingies"? If so, how much?

www.theyarntart.blogspot.com or theyarntart@yahoo.com

Shelly