I'm making my first sock ever. It's from the free toe-up sock pattern on this site.
The pattern says to start ribbing immediately after the heel is complete. I think this is incorrect as it seems to be bunching real bad right around the ball of the ankle. (see photo)
I think I have to rip it out and start over
I tried it on with a shoe and it didn't seem to get in the way, but I just think it looks terrible. I shouldn't have started the ribbing so soon. I was cocky and didn't bother to try it on until it was almost done. I basically wasted my whole weekend.
Also, I'm having trouble with some of the yarn ends trying to back out. I used the double knit-in join method. Anyone have any suggestions?