A warning to the curious. When making a stranded-patterned sock, bear in mind that the finished fabric will hardly stretch at all. This means that it becomes pretty impossible to navigate the heel of the foot past the upper tube-section and into a practical position within said sock. Thereby rendering your new artifact utterly useless :D
I need to have a bit of a think about ways to redeem this thing. I tried frogging back the ribbing + one pattern repeat and still couldn't get the bugger on. The foot part fits fine, fortunately, but not sure what to do about the top bit. Options i can currently think of are
- Throw in some random increases past the heel for a bad 80s saggy ankled look
- Leave Huuuuge floats inside, for the wearer to snag unwary toes on
- Lose the stranded pattern at the top, past the heel, and just have plain stripes
Sadly, though, these ideas are all a bit rubbish. I will continue to ponder...