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Old 11-04-2007, 12:15 AM   #1
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Sock help needed....please!!!!
Sock help needed....please!!!!
OK....so I've gotten so many legs, heel flaps and heels turned that I've lost count. I even have no problem picking up the stiches for the heel gusset. Then I run into a problem and have to frog the whole darn sock every time. The only way I can describe it is that everything looks like it's being knit backwards. I have the correct number of stiches on the the right needles and it still comes out wonky everytime. I've lost count on how many socks I've frogged because of this. My cuffs, heel flaps and heel turns are textbook. When I have to start knitting in the round again....forget it...everything becomes a great big backward mess. Any suggestions about what I might be doing wrong? This is getting really frustrating!!
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Old 11-04-2007, 12:19 AM   #2
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It sounds like when you go back to knitting in the round that you're knitting inside out. When you begin to work in the round again, make sure that you're knitting on the outside of the tube of foot rather than on the inside. Use the two needles closest to you with the third away from you.
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Old 11-04-2007, 08:41 AM   #3
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I think that's exactly the problem but I'm not sure just what to do about it when I get there. I'm gonna cast on the leg (AGAIN!! ) and when I get to that point maybe I'll post some pictures and hopefully someone can point me in the right direction!
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That's a great idea!
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Old 11-04-2007, 12:17 PM   #5
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I've had my fair share of the 'something went so completely wrong you have to start over entirely' times, and they are no fun for anyone.

It seems like if the leg of your sock is perfect, maybe you could insert a lifeline right before you start the heel? This way if something goes wrong again after that point, you only have to rip out the heel, and not the WHOLE sock.

I suppose you could insert one in the heel instead, since you're doing that part correctly, I just figured it would be harder to do, and harder to pick the stitches back up from....
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