Originally Posted by DorothyDot
Here are my comments for your sock pattern:
First, I truly think, like I said before, that you need to include casting-on directions in your pattern instead of directing your users to a website before they even set one stitch to needles.
Second, I love your lace pattern. It is easy, and unusually stretchy yet warm. But when you say "don't knit the yarnovers from your previous row; just let them drop off the needle" I think you need to specify not to knit the stand-alone yarnovers; the yarnovers that are grouped with the SKop group do get knitted. Or do you truly mean to say K2 in the K st - and drop the yo from the SKOP group?
Third, you likely will have a number of knitters like me who are using old-fashioned sock needles instead of the circulars. In that case you should specify that the stitches need to be distributed 6 on 1st needle, 12 on 2nd needle and 6 on 3rd needle. When you've increased to 72 sts, they need to be distributed on the sock needles 18 - 36 - 18. This way you keep the heel in the same plane as the toe/sole sts. I made the 36 sts be the pattern/instep sts and the two 18-18 sts the sole of my socks. Worked well.
It's good for the heel that you offer them a visual if they get stumped, but you give full directions here. This needs to be done for the toe cast-ons as well.
Hope this helps,
That definitely helps. I'll work on the pattern some more today