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Rip and repeat

I was knitting away on my Cat Bordhi socks, and I got to the heel. I was very excited and a little bit puzzled because it didn't make a whole lot of sense to me, but I knit on, thrilled to be having an exploration in heels, rather than following my usual tried and trusted heel flap and gusset route.  Unfortunately, I missed the "set up" rows for the heel, so on first try it didn't work. I ripped it on Thursday evening, and put it right on Friday at lunch time. And then I knit on, finishing the heel, the bit after the heel, the gusset decreases. All the time I was looking at it, thinking that it was a little longer than my usual socks. I tried it on and thought that it was a little loose, but it's a 64 stitch sock, so I figured  everything would sort itself out after the gusset decreases. After all, this is a brand new way of knitting socks, how do I know what it is meant to look like at the mid way point? Then I finished the gusset decreases, tried it on and found this:

FAIL. It's half way to being a knee sock, there is some weird bagging going on at the back of the foot, the heel bears no relationship to my heel and it was all quite wrong. So I ripped it and cast on a 64 stitch, top down heel flap and gusset sock. It's going quite well, thank you for asking.


  1. you could have done an afterthought heel...
    or a contrast heel and toe...


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