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Back from the Frog Pond

sock toe redo
sock toe redo

Looks better, doesn’t it?

Last night when I posted about my unhappiness with my sock toe, it generated more comments and feedback than I have ever received in the blog comments. Thank you all for your advice and support!

Most of you suggested that I should frog the sock and start over. I hate frogging. With a passion. But I’m glad I did it.

At the suggestion of several commenters I started by casting on more stitches to begin with to get a more square, neater toe. I also took care to pull my stitches very tight as I was knitting into the cast on row. This helped a lot!

Then a couple of other people actually suggested that when I was pulling my edge stitches to make them tight, that I was actually pulling them too tight. Who knew? I relaxed on the edges and pulled tighter on the second and third stitches from each edge, and that helped a lot!

I’m not quite to where I was before the frogging began, but I think it won’t be long. I’m feeling better after restarting the sock, and I think it’s actually causing me to knit faster.

Thanks to everyone for your help!

3 responses to “Back from the Frog Pond”

  1. Jen Avatar

    Looking good! Frogging is tough, but it’s almost always worth it in the end.

  2. fairytalefrog Avatar

    It looks great! Frogging is painful at the time, but (in my experience) it’s always worth it. 🙂

  3. Jane Avatar

    Hey, it looks much better. Just left some advice on your previous post, but looks like you don’t need it!

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