Lifeline is in so I’m ready to try the fish lips kiss heel for the first time. If you’ve done this heel before I’d love to hear how it went.

Two at a time toe-up socks with a P1, K3 pattern across the top of the foot, yarn is Knit Picks Stroll Gradient in Storm

  • @catsdoingcatstuff@lemmy.nz
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    21 month ago

    What did you think of the heel? I like the fit and look on the pair I’m doing right now. I thought it was neat to knit. I ended up with some gaps on the sides, just grabbed a few stitches to close them after the heel.

    The general measurements in the pattern for toe up didn’t work for me (too long). I ended up ripping back and doing it shorter.

    • @ChaosCoatiOP
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      11 month ago

      I haven’t started on them yet. I’ve been dealing with some brain fog and can’t seem to wrap my head around the instructions atm. Hopefully it’ll ease up soon, I’m excited to continue these socks and I know my spouse is excited for a new pair of socks.

      • @catsdoingcatstuff@lemmy.nz
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        21 month ago

        Brain fog is the worst. :( Hope you feel better soon and get to turn the heels. That’s going to be a nice pair of socks.

        • @ChaosCoatiOP
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          127 days ago

          Thanks! I was able to finish the heel last night, I ended up finding a video of someone doing the heel and it finally clicked for me. I think it may be my new favorite heel, it was so easy and quick (only done flap and gusset before). Unfortunately I think the sock is too long but I have to wait til my spouse gets home from work to double check.

          • @catsdoingcatstuff@lemmy.nz
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            127 days ago

            Nice! I had to rip mine back and make it shorter, too. It was pretty quick the second time. :) Good luck with the rest of the sock.

  • @Evia@lemmy.world
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    12 months ago

    The reason I never made socks is because I hated how the heel flap looked and was too intimidated by all of the others. Bit the bullet and decided to try with FLK and never gone back. I think that the instructions are a little overexplained but, overall, it’s a very easy and rhymic pattern.

    I’ve started experimenting with the ratio of side heel:centre heel:side heel and have found that I prefer the heel to be ⅔ of the total circumference, so you might want to try a few alterations once you’re familiar with it.

    • @ChaosCoatiOP
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      22 months ago

      That’s a good tip, thanks!