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March 16, 2006

I'm Wondering

Note: This was actually written on Wednesday (yesterday), but I encountered technical difficulties and couldn't publish until this morning!

This Wednesday, I'm wondering:

Is there such a thing as a too-stiff sock?

Pattern: Denmark from Knitting on the Road
Yarn: Koigu
Needles: US 2s

Pictured here are my Sockapaloooza socks (version 2.0) -- you'll notice that I've switched Koigu colorways since this entry -- and I'm quite pleased with the way the pattern and the colors are working together.

Now, a new worry: I had to make adjustments to accommodate my absurdly loose knitting, and now I fret they may be a bit stiff. (Notice, above, that the sock is standing without support!) Is this a problem? If I call a do-over and restart on bigger needles I'm almost certain it will be way too big -- it stretches out to fit nicely now when I slip it on. Any words of wisdom?

On this Wednesday, some of you might be wondering where the heck the promised Olympic wrap-up entry -- complete with pattern! -- is. Two things have been slowing me down: a maddening lack of sunlight this week for taking nice pictures and something we'll call "Hey! This pattern-writing thing is hard!" It's coming soon, I promise!

Posted by shannon at March 16, 2006 7:27 AM | For related posts: Sockapaloooza, Socks, Wondering Wednesday


If it feels good on it's A Okay in my book! The cables are going to make it stiffer, but just so long as it has some stretch it should be fine. I'm sure that if I stook Mike's Mock Mock Croc Socks on end right now they would stand up too! Knit away gringa.

Posted by: Johanna at March 16, 2006 8:05 AM

Koigu does that. Don't worry.

Posted by: colleen at March 16, 2006 2:19 PM

So kong as the sock has some stretch, it will be okay.

Posted by: Mia Valcarcel at March 21, 2006 12:15 PM