Friday, August 10, 2012

Half-Stranded Sock--Top of Foot

Staying up late, I finished the top of the foot, or the instep, of Anna Zilboorg's Half-Stranded Socks.

I think I've mentioned before that I knit much tighter than I purl. So much so that I use a larger needle for knit rows than purl rows. For these socks, I'm using a 2.75mm needle for right-side rows and a 2.50mm needle for wrong-side rows. This keeps my stockinette looking even. (When I work with interchangeable circular needles, I put different size tips on each end of the cable.)

You might want to try this trick if you find your stockinette has a stripy appearance from the stitches being different sizes on alternate rows.


Cary at Serenity Farms said...

That's a wonderful tip, thank you for sharing it! And I think your sock looks fantastic ;)

May said...

My purl stitches are also looser than my knit stitches. Thank you for the tip to use different needles sizes on interchangeable circulars. Really helpful.

Louisa said...

I find that taking the yarn aound the needle in a clockwise direction makes for looser stitches and taking it around the need counter cockwise makes for tighter stitches. This might be a solution for you. It's way easier than keeping track of different size needles.

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