A Little Pulling

My Strands of Drunken Watermelon socks are still living in my desk. The foot now measures 7 inches. The pattern said to insert your favorite short row heel. But A) I converted these to toe-up and B) I don’t know any short row heels for toe up off the top of my head. I briefly flirted with short row heel patterns on Ravelry but ultimately I couldn’t bring myself to pull the trigger. I just decided to work a standard toe up gusset heel. I can continue the pattern over the top of the foot and do my increases in stockinette in the bottom. My brain knows how to do that so that’s what I’m doing.


The progress keeper shows my process since last I blogged about these. You may also noticed (as I did only just now) that the slipped stitch patterning is pulling the fabric on that half of the sock.


The designer warned in the pattern to work the sole tightly and the top loosely. I sincerely tried. I’m not *too* worried as the slip stitch fabric stretches nicely when pulled. I’m hoping a nice aggressive blocking arranges that. Regardless they will be perfectly serviceable socks even if the front is shorter than the back.

Happy Knitting!!

Ps. Jellybean is still on his sleep rebellion. This time thanks to growing pains. I’m really tired so apologies for any nonsensical errors in the above post 🤤

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5 thoughts on “A Little Pulling

  1. I think they look great! I am also doing socks with a slipped stitch pattern, and they are doing the same thing. I presume they will shape to my foot with wear and I am not worrying about it. If you ever want a nice toe-up short row sock pattern, try Fundamental toe-up socks by Jennifer Hagan. She covers all the sizes, gauges, and is easy to understand and memorize. I use her basic math all the time, and put in different stitch patterns, and it really seems to work out well.

  2. Pingback: Now The Drunken Watermelon Leg | My Tangled Yarn Knitting Adventures

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