I'm knitting Thuja from knitty for my sister (see my sig for a link) and I'm wondering, when making the second sock, do you count rows? or do you just measure inches? I read in one knitting book that you should count rows to make sure that both are the same, but then again that was talking about sleeves.
I'm on my second sock and I've done more rows on this sock than on the other one, but it's just the same length. Should I rip back, or move on to the heel flap? I don't want two socks that are mismatched. (and, this is the first pair that I've made as a gift, hell the first pair I'll be finishing, I want it to look good)
Is it a patterned yarn? I have been pretty picky about matching my patterns so that the two socks will match, but if it is a solid yarn, I'd go with how it looks, without counting rows. Nobody else is going to look at the socks as critically as you will. As long as you're happy with them, I'd go ahead with the heel flap.
Yeah, I went with it. It's a varigated yarn, but not striping, it's just three different colors of orange wound together to make the yarn. They're really cool looking. I should be done tomorrow, I'll post a picture then.
aren't those the ones with the lace ankles? I think I would count stitches, but I don't see anything wrong with just measuring them. I usually measure my socks, but I don't do any kind of patterns yet- just ribbing.