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A Quick Bit of Advice June 11, 2008

Filed under: Musings — Cailyn @ 3:41 pm
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How to Turn a “Quick and Easy” Sock Into a 3 Week Endeavor in 7 Easy Steps:

Step 1: Cast on the wrong number of stitches for both socks at once.  Don’t discover this problem until you’re ready to knit the heel.

Step 2: Work almost the entire heel.  Decide that a short row heel would really be much better and “faster.”

Step 3: Choose an easy stitch pattern to hold your interest.  Repeatedly make the same mistake and have to tink back multiple times.  Remember to do this on each pattern row.

Step 4: When dividing for a separate big toe, make sure to set aside the wrong stitches on the second sock to end up with two left socks.

Step 5: Don’t plan out the decreases for the toe sections.  Whatever you do, be certain not to write down how you decreased the first sock.

Step 6: Graft toes closed with Kitchener stitch.  Don’t forget to double up on a step and end up with an uneven number of stitches.

Step 7: Weave in ends and steam block lightly.


One Response to “A Quick Bit of Advice”

  1. Carin Says:

    LOL! I can releate. I believe as soon as one say “quick and easy”, they have cursed the project.
    I admire your perserverance.

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