I was wondering, does anyone else's gauge on socks change *dramatically* when they get to the heel flap?
I am working on a pair of socks from "Getting Started Knitting Socks" ( the herringbone lace ones I think they're called) and was doing fine till I got to the heel. I think because I am nervous! My gauge got so tight, my heel flap is only like an inch and half or so wide!! My heel turn looks like it'd fit a baby (it sure doesn't fit me, I tried
This all starts when knitting the heel flap, picking up gusset stitches and decreasing the gusset. Now I'm back to the regular rounds and I've relaxed.
Looks like I'll be ripping this one yet again! Does it get easier? This is only my second pair of socks, and I am using a yarn that contains elastic (Panda Bamboo and Cotton-don't know the exact name right off-hand). Should I put it away and start with something easier? I just got some KP Essential in the mail to make DH a pair of socks. Maybe I should try again with a sock that doesn't contain elastic.
what do y'all think? Is the heel supposed to be tighter? I know probably not *that* much tighter, but maybe a little? Its a standard type heel flap/turn I think.
Any opinions appreciated!