An Update On The Sock Journey
I finally tried the Book “New pathways for sock knitters”. It’s premise is that it makes no difference where you place your increases on the instep and that’s true. It also has pages of formulas to figure out how to proportion your sock and how and when to increase, when knitting toe up.
Reports on Ravelry have commented on the somewhat lumpy shape, but that it fits well anyway. Part of me agrees and part of me doesn’t.
Cat increases every third row of her instep, rather than the typical every second row of a classic sock. This gives more room in the instep, unfortunately I have rather dainty ankles and prefer a tight instep and loose toes. Otherwise I like that you measure all parts of your foot to determine the pattern, so even around the widest part at the ankle.
If you look at the picture of a standard sock and my current experiment you see that the lower is very bulky around the middle.
What I might try next time is to use more negative ease when knitting, so that the sock is tighter and maybe increase every second row on the instep.
I’ll keep you posted.