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Old 12-02-2006, 11:35 AM   #1
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Help With the Heel Flap of A Sock
I have recently learned how to knit socks with two circular needles(much easier than with DP's by the way!) and I am having trouble with the heel flap. When I started with it the WS was on the outside and the RS was on the inside and the same way with the turning of the heel. But when i picked up the gusset it was fine(RS on the outside). Is there any trick to making sure that what is supposed to be on the outside is on the outside? It's really getting frustrating.
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Old 12-02-2006, 11:37 AM   #2
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Did you have it inside-out intentionally, or is that just how it ended up? If you are finding it too frustrating to keep things straight there is no reason why you can't just flip the whole thing so that the right side is on the outside and then carry on.
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Old 12-02-2006, 11:47 AM   #3
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A general rule of thumb for circ knitting -- you should always be knitting on the edge closest to you, not the far edge. If you look at your tube of knitting as though it were a cup, your needles should be where you would drink out of the cup -- that way the outside is the right side, and the wrong side is the inside. Hope that made sense! :D
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Old 12-02-2006, 12:28 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Julie
If you look at your tube of knitting as though it were a cup, your needles should be where you would drink out of the cup
What a great way of explaining this!
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Old 12-02-2006, 01:33 PM   #5
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Thanks for the tips everyone! The heel flap just ended up that way but next time I'll put yall's tips to good use
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