An Estonian girl who has found a home in Sweden.

Friday, June 8

June 08, 2007 Posted by Vaire

T minus 11 days.

Sidewinders proceed nicely. I chose some sock yarn from stash, called Match. With this pattern I like that I get to knit only one part of the sock at a time. It's refreshing to not to know what happens next.

I'm letting go of all my knitwear-designing experience, following the pattern exactly as written and not substituting design elements. Well, with an exception. I have a high instep and have to compensate for the increased circumference somehow. I used to not like short row heels until Julie posted about gussets on Socknitters.

These gussets are small triangular inserts on either side of the ankle. On an ordinary sock I just increase and decrease at appropriate place. Sidewinders got a short row gusset.

If you want to see how the gusset looks, check my June 2004 archive. Unfortunately permalink has proved not to be permanent and You need to scroll to the bottom of the page for the first post of the month.