little miss messy hair
better like umbrellas

my queendom for a sock

that fits…

too big jaywalker sock

Up to now i have finished 4 pairs of socks. The first fit me mostly, but are perhaps a bit too short. The second fit me in length, but are loose in the leg and could honestly be a bit tighter in the foot as well. This third went to SOP, because they were too big for me and the fourth went to SOP because they were intended for him.

I have also started two other pairs of socks for me. One i ripped out for being too big, then ripped out again for being too small (and this was a measure and calculate pattern from Sensational Knitted Socks). It is currently living in a ball state. The second is the fine example you see above. The jaywalker.

I am on gauge, and yet it is too big around and WAY too big in the heel. Let’s not talk about the length. I was using the toe-up pattern, and that might be the problem. The toe-up pattern says it is based on the “you’re putting me on” heel sock, and yet the numbers vary greatly from those in that pattern. But honestly, at this point can i really believe it is the pattern?

Anyone have any ideas? I do the measurements, but i like my socks snug. I do have a wider ball of the foot, but a high arch. SOP also would mention that i have ‘muscular’ feet, but i am not sure that makes a difference in this case…

spill it