WIP Wednesday: Sock Surgery

Since last week, I have an almost-complete stripey sock! Yet as I write I am fortifying myself with tea and chocolate, as I’ve just had to unpick the grafting of the heel in my first bout of sock surgery-Argh!


I am getting pretty confident at my sock maths now, but thinking I’d be really clever adding in extra rows to match my foot length, it’s kind of backfired on me. Instead of a beautifully fitting sock, I ended up with pointy flaps hanging off the back of my heels. Oops.


So now I’ve taken out 8 rows, which I’ll kitchener back together again to finish off the sock. This is the brilliance of doing an afterthought heel, as you can just rip it back and redo it if required. It’s also handy for repairing socks with holes in the heel!

I’ve had a lot of questions about how to do an afterthought heel recently, so I’m working on a new blog post with some instructions! Stay tuned :)

In other news, my pumpkin photo from day 10 of the Geeky Girls‘  #GGKCRAFTYPAD October photo-a-day challenge was one of this week’s photos to feature on the podcast this week! Woo-hoo! :)


The pumpkins were part of a display at the fantastic Quarry Bank Mill , a working textile museum near Manchester. Well worth a visit if you’re in the area!

Happy Knitting!

Rosie x

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5 Responses to WIP Wednesday: Sock Surgery

  1. Moke says:

    Looking forward to sock heel tips. Cheers. Can empathize on the pulling back as have had to do the same with my cable mits…several times….. Moke x

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  2. Very Bangled says:

    Love the pumpkins and the stripy socks.

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