anastasia socks: a difference discernable only to me

Redoing the socks was an excellent decision. I reduced the number of stitches, which makes the pattern open up more, I nixed the pattern into the toe, and I cleaned up the cuff. I tried to use up an entire skein, but I still have a few rows’ worth leftover, so I’m going to take out the cuff and lengthen the socks a bit, but I’ve already started the second sock.

I’m thrilled with the way the first sock has turned out. Now to obsess over left-leaning decreases again. I know I did a whole lot of experimenting before, but for this yarn and this pattern it’s worth revisiting. (Plus I need to try the slip 1, knit 1, psso variation.)

Anastasia socks take 2

6 Responses to anastasia socks: a difference discernable only to me

  1. Laura says:

    Now that I see the second sock, I see that the changes you made were crucial! :) Actually I do think it looks better to have the pattern end before the toe. I love them.

  2. Ashley says:

    It looks great. Of course re-doing was the right thing to do. I should have that tatooed in reverse on my forehead to remind myself whenever
    i look in the mirror.

    Did you see the left-leaning decrease suggestions over at Nona’s?

  3. Laura says:

    No patterning in the toe was a excellent choice. I thought that the first version looked a little “funny,” but I couldn’t say why. Now I know. I didn’t like the swirl going all the way to the toe.

  4. Rachel says:

    Well, I have to admit that both iterations of the sock look good to me, but if you’re so much happier with the second one, then it was definitely worth redoing! As I have reluctantly learned is almost always the case.

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