At this point I can’t even remember how many times I’ve knit this sock. Just as I think I’ve got it done, I find another reason to rip all or part of it out.
The one on the upper left was done on 3.75mm needles (per the pattern) and the one on the right was done on 4mm needles. The ones on the larger needles are a much better fit; not so tight. So, don’t let the picture of the skinny model in the book or a swatch of stockinette stitch deceive you. The cables will make the fabric less stretchy and possibly a bit tight unless you do some adjustments.
The mate to the second edition is still in progress after having been ripped back to the heel flap to correct a problem with the last cables. Upon finishing the toe I noticed that one side got turned the opposite way. Oh, I hate when that happens!
While ripping out the yarn on the mate, I got thinking about that last set of cables on the heel flap. Doesn’t it look a bit odd with only two turns? It does to me . So, I checked the book again and noticed that the socks in the picture don’t have that cable! I could just scream at the editor and/or designer. Why was this tidbit of info left out of the pattern. Oh well, there’s only so much rework that even I’m willing to do. Besides, I’m dying to start a new project. Look at the yarn that arrived in the mail this week. It’s from Virtual Yarns and will become this scarf.