Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Different socks?

Okay, granted, I've been having the headache from hell for the past few days, and knitting in semi darkness, but these two socks are totally different! I've noticed that I was off by one stitch on the decreasing, but still... Could one stitch (each side) make that much of a difference? I mean, look at the difference in the pattern on both sides of the socks! I don't get it!
Needless to say, I've unravelled the sock with the extra stitch, and I'll be knitting it back, hopefully without too much of a difference in the pattern this time. Wish me luck!


sar said...

wow there really is a difference! I'm not exactly a new knitter but I haven't ventured beyond anything much more complex than variations on socks... so Im confused - will your socks have a seam? Why are they so wide?

Knit Picking said...

The socks appear quite wide (I agree) because the yarn has a bit of stretch in it, and I knit them tighter at the ankle. I must confess that I never used a pattern to knit socks, as I learned to knit from my grandma when I was six, and only learned to read patterns about five years ago. The method I was taught is to decrease steadily at the toes... no seams.