Snakes on a Sock KAL

Pattern of Goodness by Miss Lime! This sock was inspired by the Lime & Violet podcast of a similar name and by the fact that after listening to that episode, so many of our listeners had run-ins with snakes actually in their house.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

doesn't fit!!!

So I finished the first sock earlier in the month (and now am working everyday a lot at the whole foods, so I haven't had much time!) and it doesn't fit!!! My best friend tried it on, her roomate, everyone tried it on and it doesn't fit!!!!!

This happened to me with the very first sock I made. I'm making the jaywalkers, but in the biggest size EVER! and it fits perfectly! Do I have gigantic feet? or am I knitting tooooo tightly for socks? I know I'm a tight knitter, but I'm not that tight!

I've never made a sock pattern bigger, but how many stitches would I add if I wanted to make a 6th and 7th round? 6 to each side? I'd really like to make this pattern work for me! I really like it!


  • At 2:07 PM, Blogger Maxi Fortend said…

    Oh nooooooo! I went out and bought the Sensational Knitted Socks that Miss Lime mentions in the pattern cause I have never turned a heel and had no clue...It looks like it has good directions on how to increase size in an existing pattern. Since I am 5'11" with size 10 whoppers...I guess I better figure this out too!

  • At 2:58 PM, Blogger knittinglizzie said…

    i'll have to get that book

  • At 7:05 PM, Blogger Miss Lime said…

    I'm sorry you guys are having problems. I think I have small (narrow) feet but even Miss V thought that the number of stitches cast on for Snakes on a Sock was a lot.

    The pattern repeat that creates the texture (for example, round 1, needle 1: the P2, M1, K1, M1 part) is in a multiple of 3. So if you want to add extra, you could add 12 stitches to the total cast-on number and then have an extra "snake" bit per needle. Does this make any sense?

    The other option would be to add "x" number of stitches and just knit the extras in between needles 1 and 2, and needles 3 and 4.

    I hope this helps!

  • At 2:30 PM, Blogger knittinglizzie said…

    yeah! that is what i figured I would eventually do. Since its holiday knitting time I'm afraid I'm going to set them aside until I'm finished with gifts, then I'll make a second one and see how it goes from there.


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