Thursday, September 27, 2007

Errata for current pattern?

I absolutely love this yarn! But I'm just finishing the heel, and I think there might be a few errors in the pattern. In the Heel Flap paragraph, shouldn't it be half the stitches (30) that are used for the heel? In other words, SL1, then knit 29 and turn? Then the next row would be SL1, purl 29 and turn. Also, I think the next row should read "Continue to knit AND PURL back and forth....". Isn't 30 rows a bit much? Then the paragraph for Turn Heel seems to be a bit confused - my heel corner is offset by about 3 stitches. And I couldn't follow the directions for it, so I used instructions from other socks I've made. Also - I think I may have to frog the whole thing - and I did 6 inches of pattern to have a nice long leg! But the sock through the heel seems really too big when I measure it against other socks I've knit for myself. And I'm using no. 2 needles, and I did get gauge..........aaaaaack. I HATE when this happens! Anyone else having these issues? You can reply directly, too......

Just asking.................8-(

Nancy Reed in Minnesota

1 comment:

MomWhoFan said...

You'll have to forgive me as I'm new to both blogging and sock knitting!

With that out of the way, I have to agree with Nancy with her assessment on some minor errors in the pattern. I've done two swatches for this yarn and am using #2 needles, but the sock is pretty big right now. I know originally I had asked about my Sasquatch shoe size in comparison to the pattern, but I stayed with the cast-on number of 60 stitches.

As you can see, I'm now past the gusset, but the sock is pretty loose. Is this how it should fit? If so, logic tells me I can reduce the pattern by another 10 stitches and still stay within the pattern, but end up with a tighter fitting sock.

Also, 30 rows for the heel flap seems pretty long. It brings the end of the pattern above the back of my shoe, so I think I'll just go ahead and extend it for at least one more pattern repeat. And if I'm not mistaken, when you slip stitches on the heel flap, you should have 15, not 30, stitches to pick up along the side.

The other error was "knit and purl back and forth", but I realized that after knitting a few rows. I just left the extra stitch (total=30) on my needles for the heel flap.

I don't want to jump all over the designer, because this is a very pretty pattern ... and my daughter has now claimed the socks as hers! As a beginning sock knitter, I just want to make sure I'm doing the right things by changing some of the counts, etc.

Otherwise, this has been moving along quickly. Guess I'll start ripping this out and begin again with fewer stitches. At least I'm becoming accustomed to using such small needles!