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« on: April 10, 2015 03:37:29 PM »

Hokai.  So.
I've been knitting for a lonnggg while, but was always intimidated by socks.  So I think to myself, "Self, it's time to make socks!"

I have tried 2 separate patterns (though both were toe-up patterns), and ran into the same problem--
The area where I picked up stitches for the heel turns out WICKED tight.  Ultimately, they are super comfy to wear once they're on, but an absolute nightmare to get on and off.  Gauge was spot-on, and I've tried blocking with a snazzy sock blocker.

Any ideas?
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2015 07:38:50 PM »

I don't have any sock-specific advice, but if that region is always too tight, once you pick up the stitches you could start knitting the stitches with needles that are one size larger.

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« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2015 03:26:24 PM »

You may have a high instep in which case you may need a longer heel. Try doing a top down sock with a heel flap to see if you can get a better fit.
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