Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-02-2007, 01:30 AM   #1
WildMountainHoney
Turning the Heel
 
WildMountainHoney's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 502
Thanks: 252
Thanked 177 Times in 149 Posts
top-down, heel flap sock heels - too narrow?
I *just* finished my first sock ( ) BUT, the heel part doesn't fit right. It's as if it's too narrow for my big wide foot (I really do have wide feet, and they're short too). I used the pattern Freya and I wonder if the problem is worse because the cables continue down the heel, so that my heel should be "cupped" Does that make sense? Perhaps next time I need to pick a pattern, or adjust for just a stockinette or even ribbed heel? I love this one enough to knit it's mate, I might just have to wear shoes with them to keep the heel from being wonky.

ohhh, one last thought - I also have nice, sturdy, big thick ankles - that could be exacerbating the issue, maybe?
__________________
Melinda
Knitting homeschooling mom to 3 kidlets

OTN:
Bayerische Socks by Eunny Jang in Knit Picks Risata (for ME!)
in queue: Swirl glittens; lacy raglan for me; new cabled sweater for dh

WildMountainHoney is offline   Reply With Quote

 

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

Old 12-02-2007, 01:55 AM   #2
Jan in CA
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Jan in CA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Southern CA
Posts: 37,135
Thanks: 1,655
Thanked 8,729 Times in 7,102 Posts
That's a really pretty sock! I'm not sure how to correct the problem with that pattern.

I also have wide feet and found that my instep is kind of high so the sock was tight from the bottom of the heel across the top of my foot. I corrected it by making the heel flap longer by about 1/2 to 5/8 in and then I picked up more stitches. The resulting gusset is longer which means it takes longer to narrow down so it makes it larger in that area. You could also not completely work the gusset leaving more stitches to work the foot.
__________________
Jan

When asking questions ALWAYS post the name and a link for the pattern if you have it.

NEW! KH knitting video archive
~HOW TO POST A PHOTO~

Jan in CA is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Jan in CA For This Useful Post:
WildMountainHoney (12-02-2007)
Old 12-02-2007, 11:03 AM   #3
WildMountainHoney
Turning the Heel
 
WildMountainHoney's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 502
Thanks: 252
Thanked 177 Times in 149 Posts
Thanks Jan. I think the next sock pattern I knit, I'll remember those.
__________________
Melinda
Knitting homeschooling mom to 3 kidlets

OTN:
Bayerische Socks by Eunny Jang in Knit Picks Risata (for ME!)
in queue: Swirl glittens; lacy raglan for me; new cabled sweater for dh

WildMountainHoney 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
Sock heel flap problem LEO How-to Questions 1 07-20-2009 11:52 PM
Heel flap on sock Knitnan12 How-to Questions 7 02-24-2009 07:18 PM
PLEASE HELP with heel flap of sock reaganh How-to Questions 9 01-19-2008 11:29 PM
sock heel flap help MichelleLeigh How-to Questions 4 02-13-2007 09:31 PM
Help With the Heel Flap of A Sock KnitWit8 How-to Questions 4 12-02-2006 01:33 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:51 AM.