Friday, March 7, 2014

Sock Surgery

Ever have a pair of socks that you love, but just never find yourself wearing? I sure did. I love my Sleepy Hollow socks, but when I finished the toes, I made them more pointy than some of my other ones without realizing it. Although it doesn't look like it in the picture, they pulled too much towards my big toes and weren't comfortable to wear all day. So they sat in my mend pile until I finally couldn't take it anymore. 

At first I thought I'd just take a few rounds out of each sock to make the toe wider. So I placed some markers to help me match the socks.

But when I started taking one apart, I realized that these socks needed a more serious solution. So I took out the entire toe in both socks. I knit a few plain rounds before replacing the toe.

And now they are perfect! I wore them the day after I fixed them.

Anyone else have a sock they need to fix but have been putting off? 

6 comments :

kiwiyarns said...

I love the colour and pattern of your socks. I'm glad you were able to get a better fit for your toes. I've done socks that were too short in my eagerness to finish them. It was a pain to rip the toe out and knit them the right length, but definitely worth it in the long run! At the moment, I have a pair that need darning. They have been sitting in my 'to do' basket all summer... Enjoy those lovely socks!

WildflowerWool said...

Great fix!

Andi G said...

Are you asking because you want me to send over all my socks that are in need of surgery? Heh. Yes, I have some that need a little TLC. I plan on taking care of that...soon?

savannahchik said...

wow - i'm so impressed that you actually followed through on it. i have handknits like that but put it off indefinitely. you put me to shame :)

Alicia Landi said...

The same as kiwiyarns, I've had some premature sock toes that needed redoing. My biggest sock fix procrastination is mending holes. So many holes! Also, related, finding smaller needles I actually like knitting with so I can get a tighter gauge (and hopefully prevent future holes).

José said...

Glad the surgery worked out well - they are great socks !
I have a pair that need a stretchier bind off, but somehow I'm putting it off...

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