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« Reply #40 on: October 21, 2007 03:35:11 PM »

I just finished my first sock .....

just past the heel (what? Grin you thought I finished already?  Grin)

I did the toe-up heel I mentioned a few posts back - the one with a heel flap and the gussets after the heel turn. No pics yet, and hopefully my camera will pick up the details, but here's what I did, and it seems to have worked beautifully  -

I started the heel after I finished 3 pairs of short-row sections.

I did the 2 plain rows before the heel since I needed the length.

I held the sock so that on the foot, the short row sections start on the sides, and did a heel flap on 1/2 the stitches (the bottom of the foot) until the sock was long enough.

I did the heel turn like I usually do (the 'rounder heel' on 64 total stitches per http://www.socknitters.com/Tips/heels_by_the_number.htm)

I did one plain row where I picked up all the gusset stitches, and then a 2nd plain row where I put a marker on the 2 heel needles showing where the gusset stitches are (from the marker to the end of the needle are the gusset stitches, once there's only one stitches left, the gusset is done and I'm back to 16 st per needle)

Then starting at the center heel, I started a short row section. When the short row got long enough to go into the gusset stitches, I put all the gusset stitches in the short row. So instead of going 4 stitches past the last short-row, I went 13st (4 plus 9 gusset st) As I knit the gusset stitches, I did the gusset decrease on the knit rows, and nothing on the purl row.

Then on the next short row, I knit the stitches, doing a gusset decrease as I knit that part, and went 4 stitches past the last short-row turn.

Basically, when I was counting where to turn the short-row, the gusset stitches = 0.

When I finished the first short-row section, I did the 2 plain knit rows, then started the next short-row section. By this time, my gusset stitches were gone and I just did the short-row section as normal.

Seems to work just fine. I'm guessing if I counted the gusset stitches for the "go 4 more stitches" I'd have more shortrows than usual, so when I did the 2nd shortrow section like normal, the sock won't be even since the 2 shortrow sections needs to have the same number of short-rows to even out. I guess.

The only 'problem' is that these 2 short row sections are front-to-back on the sock instead of side-to-side like on the front, so the color stripes isn't the same. When I do the 2 plain rows after this 2nd section, I'm going to knit just 1 3/4 rows so I can start the next short-row side-to-side like on the foot again.
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« Reply #41 on: October 21, 2007 09:05:08 PM »

Sounds awesome!  And you've gotten past the hardest part, so the rest should be easy!

I'd like to see pictures if you can take them  Smiley
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« Reply #42 on: October 21, 2007 09:11:49 PM »

Even though I've got waaay too many projects waiting to be finished, I couldn't resist starting a pair of these...as of yesterday evening:



I'm using Fortissima Colori Socka Color #9069, which is apparently named 'Cactus', though you wouldn't guess that from the colors thus far.
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« Reply #43 on: October 21, 2007 09:41:24 PM »

I've started to swatch and I'm having trouble understanding the turning stitch!

When I turn my work after the first 2 knit stitches, I only have 2 stitches on the left needle to purl!  What do I do to get 3?
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« Reply #44 on: October 21, 2007 10:07:00 PM »

So this stupid thing is making no sense to me, and I'm devising a way of my own to make a similar-looking short row sock.  Currently swatching flat to see how it turns out, then I'll try doing it on an actual sock and see how THAT goes.

I'll keep you posted!  And I'll post the pattern when it's done.


Edit:  Did my swatch in the new pattern!



Looks just like the original, which is what I was going for!

And did the basic math for the sock pattern:

Gauge:  27 sts= 3.5 inches

Foot circumference: 10 inches

Sock circumference: 76 stitches, 9.8 inches

Cast on 38 stitches for short-row toe.
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« Reply #45 on: October 22, 2007 05:00:43 AM »

I just finished my first sock .....

just past the heel (what? Grin you thought I finished already?  Grin)


Congrats on getting the hard bit done! All that might make more sense to me if I usually did a regular heel flap where you pick up stitches, but I guess my heels are different. Or maybe if I actually had the knitting in my hands trying it while I read. That always helps. Love the pic of that other sock you posted earlier. I've never seen one done with the gusset placed there.
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« Reply #46 on: October 22, 2007 05:59:18 AM »

I've started to swatch and I'm having trouble understanding the turning stitch!

When I turn my work after the first 2 knit stitches, I only have 2 stitches on the left needle to purl!  What do I do to get 3?

You're working in the round, right? Purl the 2 stitches on the left needle, then move to the next needle and purl 1. Turn and knit back. It gets easier once you've got 12-16 stitches between the turning stitches.

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« Reply #47 on: October 22, 2007 06:00:47 AM »

So this stupid thing is making no sense to me, and I'm devising a way of my own to make a similar-looking short row sock.  Currently swatching flat to see how it turns out, then I'll try doing it on an actual sock and see how THAT goes.

I'll keep you posted!  And I'll post the pattern when it's done.


Edit:  Did my swatch in the new pattern!


Looks just like the original, which is what I was going for!

And did the basic math for the sock pattern:

Gauge:  27 sts= 3.5 inches

Foot circumference: 10 inches

Sock circumference: 76 stitches, 9.8 inches

Cast on 38 stitches for short-row toe.


Looks good! Love the colors, what yarn is it?
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« Reply #48 on: October 22, 2007 10:01:18 AM »

It's Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Jeans.  I love it, it's so soft!
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« Reply #49 on: October 23, 2007 09:19:06 PM »

I'm approaching the heel (working toe up w/dpns) and I'm confused about the numbering of the needles. I'm going to try the short row heel as written in the pattern. It's worked over needles 1 and 2. Wouldn't that be one instep needle and one heel needle? Can anyone help me wrap my mind around this? Has anyone successfully completed this heel? I'm willing to trust the instructions if someone can convince me they are correct.

Never mind. After a good night's sleep I realized I was confused about how to number the needles. I'm ready to tackle a heel later today.
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