Look at that heel turn. Poetry in motion. Or, um, wool. No holes at the join (thank you picked-up and twisted stitches!), short-rows neat and tidy, perfect width for the heel cup.
But then, I tried the sock on.
Argh. I shake my fist at you, gauge.
See, I like the Gentleman’s Plain Winter Sock because it has a nice, tall leg: 9 inches, in fact. I find that very pleasing.
Thing is, ever since I switched down to the 2.5mm/US1.5 needles, from the former go-to size 2.75mm/US2, my super-tight knitting has really come into its own.
My gauge? 9.75 sts and 13 r = 1″. Pattern gauge on the same size needles? 8 sts and 10.5 = 1″.
So that means I need to knit a lot more leg.
And pray to the saint in charge of these things (Jude, perhaps?) that the wool will stretch sufficiently to fit comfortably over my shapely calves.
But look what I found hiding in the project bag? Some awesome vintage buttons. More incentive to get started on a cardigan project soon.