Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-23-2009, 06:40 PM   #1
AngelaR
Turning the Heel
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Texas
Posts: 870
Thanks: 25
Thanked 154 Times in 150 Posts
Newbie Sock Question
I'm working with some Red Heart Self-Striping yarn, making my youngest some silly socks. I've gotten to the part where you do the heel flap. Here are the instructions with a picture of the ideal socks. I'm using the Toasted Almond flavor of the Heart and Sole.

Here is my problem, because I've not seen it before. Note where it starts dividing for the heel work. It tells you to cut the yarn. I had to read it four times before I was sure I was reading it right, then went back over the sock and stocking patterns I've been working on the past couple of months... none of them have you cut the yarn.

I've watched countless videos on turning the heel and forming the gusset and I've yet to see anyone cut the yarn at that point. Maybe I'm only managing to get "knitting for the complete moron" videos (which is about my speed come to think of it) but I can't find another pattern in my books that asks to cut the yarn at the dividing for the heel section.

The only explanation I could possibly come up with to explain it was they want to maintain the striping consistency... but it just sounds like a bad idea to me, so I'm not cutting that thread. Anyone have any ideas?
AngelaR is offline   Reply With Quote

 

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

Old 12-23-2009, 09:18 PM   #2
Jan in CA
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Jan in CA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Southern CA
Posts: 37,188
Thanks: 1,656
Thanked 8,751 Times in 7,121 Posts
I don't think I'd cut it. No reason to IMO. If you've made socks before you know the basics so you can probably do most of it w/o a pattern other than numbers for sizes.
__________________
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
Old 12-24-2009, 10:37 AM   #3
AngelaR
Turning the Heel
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Texas
Posts: 870
Thanks: 25
Thanked 154 Times in 150 Posts
Thanks Jan... I took your sage advice and I have a beautifully turned heel and fantastic gusset, for the first time ever! I like working the heel their way, but cutting that yarn threw me for a loop. Common sense and experience kept yelling "DONT!"
AngelaR 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
newbie on sock knitting-help! elaineinplane How-to Questions 3 11-05-2008 09:17 PM
Newbie sock question Annasta111 How-to Questions 6 09-03-2007 10:52 AM
Newbie Question: What IS Sock Yarn? Arielluria General Knitting 8 04-13-2007 09:54 PM
Sock newbie.. Please help! oleander How-to Questions 2 06-22-2006 09:17 PM
Please help this newbie! (Sock Question) MinivanMamma General Knitting 1 01-20-2005 08:53 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:59 AM.