Toe-up Plain Mom Socks
November 24, 2021
December 9, 2021

Toe-up Plain Mom Socks

Project info
Slip Stitch Heel Basic Socks by Wendy D. Johnson
Feet / LegsSocksAnkle
L (74 sts)
Needles & yarn
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
9 stitches and 12 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette
Premier Yarns Serenity Sock Prints
2 skeins = 460.0 yards (420.6 meters), 100 grams

First sock:

  • I worked the heel flap on 36 instead of 37 stitches! This also meant I finished decreasing the gusset a row early, and then the leg was two stitches wide. I ended up frogging the ribbing so I could do a couple decreases and then re-knit the rib a bit neater.

I think the problem is when beginning the heel flap I turned after the little gap formed by the first wrapped stitch of the heel, but that was one stitch too early.

  • I used kfb for all increases. Left increases look nice, but right increases look a bit sloppy.

Second sock:

  • I tried a mirror of kfb for right-leaning increases, but that didn’t help much. I think the problem is a lose stitch (or too tight stitch?) after switching needles in magic loop.

  • Followed the heel flap pattern correctly this time, but ended up with noticeable gaps between heel and insole! I picked up a stitch in the bar between the sole and instep, but if anything that made it worse… I’ve seen on youtube the suggestion to pick up two stitches from the row below on either side of the gap and then decrease them the next row. I will try that on my next socks.

On both socks I did Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off to good effect.

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by Premier Yarns
Light Fingering
50% Merino, 25% Nylon, 25% Rayon from Bamboo
230 yards / 50 grams

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  • Project created: December 2, 2021
  • Finished: December 16, 2021
  • Updated: December 20, 2021