I found some brain space and carved out a little time over the weekend to finish my Stranded Paintbox Shortie Socks!
I was a little nervous these wouldn’t fit as they are cranked sock tubes with only a 64 stitch count around. Normally I make my socks 68 stitches if I’m working on US 1 needles and 72 if I am working on US 0s. But these seem to fit just fine.
There is about 1.5/2 inches of leg/cuf above the heel. So I need to wear these inside some shoes to see how they stay up and if they slide down. The negative ease in this pair should help with that.
I used just over 50 grams of yarn for these which equates to 246 yards or half the sock tube. I am confident that I can get a second pair out of this snake if I make contrasting heels!
How can you remedy it if they slide down?
I’ve seen socks with Pom poms sewn on the back. I assume that is to keep the sock from sliding down??
Ha! If they slide down then usually they go to live in a new home. Or become house socks I don’t wear in shoes. Life is too short to fuss too hard on such things!
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