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Halfway with Forest Green Hose

Posted by mtmom on August 5, 2010

Legs have surpassed 9 inches from bottom of heel, which is halfway to 18 inch leg-height goal.

Then the cuffs!  Since a cuff sort of equates to a foot for amount of knitting, I’m calling these “half done” — hurray!

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4 Responses to “Halfway with Forest Green Hose”

  1. Nancy said

    What a job!!! The sox I started for my DH 2 years ago are still seeking a place to start the heel as they are toe up and I’ve always done leg down before!

    • mtmom said

      Most patterns I’ve read suggest starting the heel 2 to 2 1/2 inches from final desired length, but my last 2 men’s pairs have been longer: 2 3/4 and 3 inches. What type of heel are you planning to make, Nancy?

      A helpful suggestion I read recently (Wendy Johnson) was to have the recipient try on the sock and begin the heel when the fabric reaches the place where the ankle meets the top of the foot.

  2. jean said

    This was a good color choice, are the colored threads indicating which one is left/right?

    • mtmom said

      The colored threads are row markers, keeping track of 10’s, beginning and end of heel shaping, and such. Helpful when I’m working on 2 socks in sections: toe 1, toe 2, foot 1, foot 2, etc. — to help them match and to know how far to rip back when a change must be made. But, indeed, the pink one is in sock #1 and the green in #2. Left and right only differ in that I’ve placed the end-of-round on the inboard- side of each.

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