Tuesday, March 20, 2007

ideas to resolve my sock VS foot fit issue

I always make my socks cuff down with a heel flap (stare into my eyes--respect the magic that is the flap/heel turn/gusset--ohmmmmmm) that I can add a few extra rows if I need them for my extra tall...uh, what the heck is the distance from the floor to my ankle bone called? That's not the instep, is it? Anyway, this short row heel just isn't working for me.

Has anyone done a heel flap on a toe up sock? I haven't really thought through the process so I'm not sure how it would incorporate into this sock pattern. If I'm going to try another "something different," I'd kind of like to know ahead of time whether it'll give me the extra room I need.

My other option is to revise the whole pattern (instead of just the toe) into cuff down and start over. Which I think I'm going to go ahead and give that a shot with my second sock today, leaving the first on the holders for the moment.

But if I am completely changing the contruction, do I have to leave the KAL? *sob*


Portlandmama said...

Ya know there are about a million heel patterns.. Let me try to dig up one that'll work for you... Don't lose heart Trish can fix it!! :-D

Bex said...

oooh. portlandmama!! i know you'll have a solution for this!

chittavrtti said...

Doesn't Wendy of Wendy Knits have a heel flap that she uses for her toe up socks? I'm pretty sure knitty has some variations too **CV

Spincerely said...

Hello, I have not made these yet, but these Winddershins from Knitty are toe-up gusset socks. Perhaps you could adapt that heel? I do know what you mean though as I think that the heel flap/gusset socks are more comfy to wear too overall.

Zarzuela said...

I'm a bit late with this but I usually knit most of my socks toe up with a heel flap. I definitely think it gives more room in the ankle area. I thought about doing that for these myself, but I couldn't quite figure out how to incorporate it into the pattern without disrupting the entrelac. Hope you figure out something that works!