Tuesday, February 1, 2011

what was I thinking


I'm not used to working Wrap & Turn heels, so I paid careful attention to make sure I did it right. And then I knit the heel flap on auto pilot. Instead of the ribbed heel I opted for an eye of partridge heel, but what was I thinking?! A ribbed heel would have flowed seamlessly into the pattern of the leg with striking effect.

Part of me says I should rip and redo. But most of me says, nope, carry on. After all the heel looks fine. If I were to rip, I'd probably end up ripping out the entire sock to start over. I don't like my chances of picking up all those twisted stitches and yarn overs on the instep. So here's the deal: if I knit this pattern again, I'll definitely do the heel as written, but for this pair of socks I'm going with the altered heel.

What would you do?

6 comments:

Dee said...

That would be an awful lot of tinking back. I think I'd leave it.

I agree that the regular slip stitch flap would blend better, but the Eye of Partridge looks nice too. It fancies up the sock a little more.

Magical Jane said...

I see what you mean about how the rib pattern would flow, but the heel you have is lovely and since you're asking ... I would definitely press on! Love the colour.

Karen said...

Stay...on...target...

Seriously, I'd probably do exactly what you're doing. I mistrust my ability to pick up teeny-tiny stitches like that, and I'd rather just file it under "good to know for next time."

CTJen said...

I'm with the others, definitely. Unless of course you are the sort of knitter which would be bothered by something like this a great deal. In that case, I would say rip rip rip!

Either way, lovely sock!

Wanderingcatstudio said...

I say KNIT ON! But that's just the kind of knitter I am - most times there's no turning back.

Louise said...

I agree with everyone else. Keep going!!