Is it ugly? You betcha!
Are its proportions insane? A-ha!
Has it been described as a duck’s foot? Yup!
Does it contain holes and messy stitches? More than several!
But, still, whatever anyone may say of it, one thing cannot be denied: it is a Sock.
- Toes worked out amazingly well for a first attempt (go Judy’s Magic Cast-on!).
- I definitely need more practice with short rows: on one side my wrapped stitches were incredibly baggy and stretched out, and all over picking up the wraps was a total mess (it seems to be the bit I struggle with most when it comes to short rows).
- Apart from that, it’s just quick knitting in the round (my favorite activity), yay! I think once I get this basic technique down, adding on more complex patterns will be pretty easy.
- Finally, need to find a good stretchy bind-off method. I worked with a much larger needle and bound off in rib, but the edge is still stiff and non-stretchy. Not good for socks. Since I usually knit hats from the rim to the crown, I have surprizingly little experience with binding off.
I’m quite happy with this! I hope I’ll be starting my first ‘real’ sock soon… I’ll keep you posted! ;)