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« on: July 30, 2008 06:31:28 PM »

Hey everyone!
I just started the Slippery Socks http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter07/PATTslippery.html I am working on the slip stitch ribbing, which seems like it is going to end up being really tight.  has anyone else knit these and noticed a problem?

Also, I just finished my first christmas gift, a pair of jaywalkers for one of my rommmates.  I want a creative way to package them.  any ideas?

thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2008 12:44:16 PM »

it shouldn't really be an issue unless you're pulling the yarn really tight behind the slipped stitch.  I haven't made the sock, but for most heel flaps you do s1, k1 and purl back and I've never noticed it being extra tight.  Just let the yarn behind each slipped stitch have a tiny bit of length - don't get out of control and leave it all baggy or anything, just enough that it's not pulling the purl stitches right next to each other.  I wonder if the intended purpose is to make the ribbing stay up better?  Good luck!! 
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« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2008 06:20:25 PM »

Thanks For the advice craftycoug.
I found that after I knit a few more rows, the ribbing didn't seem quite as tight.  I tend to over react about sizing issues and get really paranoid lol.

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« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2008 10:09:17 PM »

That happens to me, too!  I always decide that something's all wrong within the first 1/2 inch, but then I get going a few more rows and it turns out awesome! 

Good luck, that pattern is really cool!  And fun knowing that a highschooler designed it Smiley  I was definitely not that cool in HS. 
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