Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-07-2007, 11:55 PM   #1
Jens
1st Leg of the Journey
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Iowa
Posts: 134
Thanks: 73
Thanked 15 Times in 15 Posts
Small holes by heel
I am working on the gusset now but where I have turned my heel on the sock I am knitting there are small holes in the corners. I don't know if this is where I picked up the slipped stitches or what. If you stretch it our it looks a little better but something doesn't look quite right. Any ideas?? If I'm to vague about explaining it I'll just take the sock to my lys and bug them
Jen
Jens is offline   Reply With Quote

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 09-08-2007, 12:02 AM   #2
debinoz
Turning the Heel
 
debinoz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: oz, kansas
Posts: 870
Thanks: 147
Thanked 158 Times in 146 Posts
I think most of us have those little holes. I usually pick up an extra stitch where the hole is and decrease it out in the next round or so. HTH
__________________
~~Debi~~
debinoz is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to debinoz For This Useful Post:
Jens (09-08-2007)
Old 09-08-2007, 10:37 AM   #3
kemp
Grafting the Toe
 
kemp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 4,681
Thanks: 81
Thanked 107 Times in 84 Posts
Send a message via ICQ to kemp Send a message via AIM to kemp Send a message via Yahoo to kemp
Yes, that is very common. Debi's suggestion ususally does the trick
kemp is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to kemp For This Useful Post:
Jens (09-08-2007)
Old 09-08-2007, 11:17 AM   #4
Denise in Michigan
Turning the Heel
 
Denise in Michigan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Southeastern Michigan, but Yooper at heart
Posts: 698
Thanks: 250
Thanked 145 Times in 119 Posts
Some of us even pick up two extra stitches per side: one in the first stitch under the right needle and one in the first stitch under the left needle. Then knit them together on the next round.
__________________
Knitting is more like tying your shoes than it is like patting your head and rubbing your tummy at the same time.
Denise in Michigan is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Denise in Michigan For This Useful Post:
Jens (09-08-2007)
Old 09-08-2007, 11:42 AM   #5
Jens
1st Leg of the Journey
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Iowa
Posts: 134
Thanks: 73
Thanked 15 Times in 15 Posts
By picking up an extra or two stitches does that mean picking a stitch up were the slip stitches where?? There was a space there but I counted my stitch to make sure I picked up the right amount I had the right amount so I left the gap there.

Sorry this is the third thing I've knitted only had my grandma here for a weekend a month ago and she managed to teach the knit stitch and purl and how to cable. So everything else is from the internet. Thank God for the www!!

Jen
Jens is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2007, 12:45 PM   #6
kemp
Grafting the Toe
 
kemp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 4,681
Thanks: 81
Thanked 107 Times in 84 Posts
Send a message via ICQ to kemp Send a message via AIM to kemp Send a message via Yahoo to kemp
After you pick up the slipped sts (usually one per st) and transition to the sts already on the next needle is usually where the gap occurs. Just pick up one or two extra there like you would with an m1 increase (the bar below) then on the next round knit the extra picked up st with the last st on the needle.
kemp is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to kemp For This Useful Post:
Jens (09-08-2007)
Old 09-08-2007, 07:03 PM   #7
Shandeh
Sock Yarn Bliss
 
Shandeh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 16,359
Thanks: 4,369
Thanked 2,843 Times in 1,908 Posts
Sometimes, when I finish a sock, I notice a little hole like that. So, I just sew the hole up on the inside of the sock with yarn, then weave in the loose ends, and it looks fine!
Shandeh is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Shandeh For This Useful Post:
Jens (09-08-2007)
Old 09-08-2007, 09:45 PM   #8
Jens
1st Leg of the Journey
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Iowa
Posts: 134
Thanks: 73
Thanked 15 Times in 15 Posts
Originally Posted by Shandeh View Post
Sometimes, when I finish a sock, I notice a little hole like that. So, I just sew the hole up on the inside of the sock with yarn, then weave in the loose ends, and it looks fine!
I think this is what I will try. I gave it a thought before. The next sock I'll try and pick up that extra stitch.
Thanks everyone!!
Jen
Jens is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2007, 11:58 AM   #9
GiddyKnitter
Working the Gusset
 
GiddyKnitter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: England
Posts: 1,265
Thanks: 338
Thanked 475 Times in 460 Posts
Send a message via AIM to GiddyKnitter Send a message via Yahoo to GiddyKnitter
Been there done that several times!!!!
__________________
Pauline x x

OTN's
Socks for ME!!
February Ladies Sweater x 3
Knitted Kitties




Leahfaith on Ravelry
GiddyKnitter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2007, 12:02 PM   #10
Arielluria
Instepping Out
 
Arielluria's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: TX
Posts: 2,972
Thanks: 490
Thanked 414 Times in 309 Posts
Originally Posted by Denise in Michigan View Post
Some of us even pick up two extra stitches per side: one in the first stitch under the right needle and one in the first stitch under the left needle. Then knit them together on the next round.
That's what I've done with the 2 pairs of socks I've made. When you get to the hole on the purl side p2 tog.

I'm not sure if that makes sense. Silver's Sock Class explains it well on the heel part of the instructions.
__________________
A righteous man has regard for the life of his animal (Proverbs 12:10)
Adopt a pet PETFINDER.COM

Free patternns on My blog or on Ravelry:
Arielluria is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help! 2 small holes at thumb of my arm warmer Rae2229 How-to Questions 3 09-09-2009 11:40 AM
short row heel holes... Crycket General Knitting 15 07-02-2009 09:36 AM
Help! I Have Holes on Right Side of My Short Row Heel auburnchick How-to Questions 0 03-02-2009 12:57 AM
Your Opinions? Heel Flap VS Short Row Heel Stitch General Knitting 33 06-06-2007 08:19 PM
Wrap twice to prevent holes in short row heel socks - HOW??? NYKnitter How-to Questions 4 03-05-2007 05:45 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:02 PM.