Thursday, June 11, 2015

Owlie Socks

I've just finished the most intricate pair of socks I've ever tackled. (Owlie Socks by Julie Elswick Suchomel, a free Ravelry download) They have cables that go all the way down to the tips of the toes. They're top down with heel flaps, both techniques I rarely use.

There are owls on the heel flaps!

And they don't fit. All is not completely lost because they fit Teenage Daughter and she likes owls, but I hate that they don't fit. I should have made the larger size. I know that cables pull in and make things tighter. But sometimes you just plunge on knowing that you're headed down the wrong route. 

I like this pattern, but not enough to do it again right now. If I ever do make another pair of Owlie socks, I'm doing them a little bit differently. For now, I'm already halfway done with another pair of socks that I like even better and I'm sure I've tweaked the patterns just enough that they'll fit me even if they do have cables. 

This post is linked to Finish it Up Friday and Can I get a Whoop Whoop


Judy S. said...

Love 'em! I have that pattern, so it's good to know about the fit.

Kerstin said...

I have no clue about knitting, so this looks bloody fantastic to me!


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