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Old 04-16-2007, 03:34 PM   #1
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Hole in new Sock
Hi everyone!
I've turned into this sock knitting fool lately but I've been running into the same problem with every one. When I get done turning the heel and I pick up my stitches I notice a few rows later that I get a hole at each crevice or corner of the sock. (I don't know if I explained myself well enough or not) - Anyways how do I keep these holes from happening?
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Old 04-16-2007, 04:19 PM   #2
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Pick up an extra stitch or two at the corner. When you are decreasing for the gusset you can just do an extra round or two to get back to the correct number of stitches.
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Old 04-16-2007, 05:04 PM   #3
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I've tried this before but I just get a different hole (or a bigger one). Is there any other fool proof way?
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:thinking: Not sure.. maybe someone else can help though.
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Old 04-16-2007, 05:46 PM   #5
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Maybe you could just seew the hole when you're done if you've tried picking up extra stitches.
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Old 04-16-2007, 05:51 PM   #6
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Have you tried knitting the stitches you picked up through the back loop? I've read that helps sometimes.
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Old 04-16-2007, 06:22 PM   #7
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Thanks everybody. I've been sneakily sewing them, but I guess its not illegal!
Thank you again and I'll make sure to try out some of your ideas. xxx
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Old 04-17-2007, 03:21 AM   #8
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Hi there

I'm a new sock knitter too and I've been having the same problem, it's been doing my head in! I've tried a few things and have asked a few people about it, but still can't seem to stop it from happening, so I've been sewing the holes.

I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one with this problem!
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Old 04-17-2007, 04:46 AM   #9
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I have the same problem. I sometimes dig deeper than the first stitch and pick up a stitch from further underneath. There's still a hole, but not as big (sometimes). You could also knit tube socks? haha. Not very fun then though.
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I'm glad I'm not the only one!
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