After ripping out WRT socks yet again, I decided to switch over to the Basic Sock Chart by Linda Peck offered for free. It’s straightforward for sizes baby through men’s 9. WRT socks are size 10.5 so had to do some knitting math but think it’s working out far better than the toe up I was trying. Mind you, the toe up pattern I was using is a perfectly good pattern, it just wasn’t working with this combination of yarn and gauge I was getting.
Why do I like the Sock Chart so much? 1) I prefer using 4 dpns not 5 whenever possible but typically do gusset pick ups and subsequent next row with 5 then drop back down to 4 needles;
2) the top of the sock and over the foot can be done however you want – lace, cables, ribbing, plain – you just have to divide whatever stitch pattern you want to use into the number of stitches for your size/gauge;
3) it’s easy to adjust for wider/narrower feet and ankles;
4) you can do whatever heel type you like.
The heel is turned, gusset stitches are picked up and am working on the gusset shaping now. That’s what happens when you are awakened at 2am for the third night in a row and can’t get back to sleep. Not happy about the annoying wake ups and ridiculous conversation but thrilled at the unexpected extra two hours knitting time.
ohhhhh… and guess what I noticed yesterday!!!! My son has a nekkid iPod…. hmmm….. wonder how he feels about cables done in blue.