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Old 08-23-2010, 09:51 AM   #6
boyforpele13
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I've actually started and completed a sock since starting this post, and I've realized my foot is the anti-sock....

8 sts/inch, 72 sts, for 9" around.

This one was top down and the leg felt huge on me the whole time I was making it, but I went with it anyway. I did a 3" heel flap because that's what's generally recommended for my size foot, and then opted to drop the sole stitches down to 30 while leaving 36 on top for pattern, which wound up making it quite snug somehow, but still comfortable.... The other issue is the heel flap wraps around the sides of my heel like a LOT and I'm wondering if that's normal too.

I think I am going to stick with 36 sole stitches on sock 2 just to see, but are these normal things? I just wonder if I'm doing all this incorrectly for my foot and that what I think is fitting properly is actually me stretching out these rib patterns way more than they're supposed to be.

Thanks again.
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