Knitting on the Road: Canada • Canal du Midi • Conwy • Dalarna • Denmark • Friday Harbor • Hiiumaa • Huron Mountain • New England • The Road to Oslo • Santa Fe • Spey Valley • Christmas in Tallinn • Traveler's Stockings • Uinta Cabin • Unst • Whitby
My first Santa Fe sock fits, and here's why:
- I increased the number of stitches for the cuff to 70 sts
- I worked the colourwork section of the cuff on 2.5mm needles and then switched to smaller 2.0mm needles for the rest of the leg and cuff
- I decreased 1 st at the end of needle 1 and the beginning of needle 4 every 5th round until 60 sts
With those mods the sock fits perfectly, and if I decide to go back and reattempt the Christmas in Tallinn socks I should do all those same things. Looks like I'll complete the last few patterns in the book Knitting on the Road well ahead of my Year of Projects deadline of end of June, so I might just do that. That unfinished, unloved sock is a blot that can now be satisfactorily corrected.
Getting back to this Santa Fe pattern, the cuff begins with a double-start double thread cast on and then a few rounds of garter stitch. It's a nice change from ribbing and it doesn't seem at all inclined to curl. It might be a nice option for other garment edges, I thought, as I worked it. Maybe I'll try it on a simple vest next.