So, a few hours after I proudly took the pictures of my finished Watermelon Slice socks, I took them off my feet. Then, to my horror and dismay, I found a big, fat booboo! I had somehow dropped a stitch around the heel.
I’ve since picked up the stitch and brought it to the point where I probably dropped it. These socks have been bound off, so if possible I want to fix it right at the heel, but I don’t want to add a lot of bulk to the heel as a result. Every article I’ve found on the internet assumes you catch the mistake while you are still knitting. I’m at a loss, any suggestions?
Wow, that really stinks!! I agree with Vicki that all you can really do is catch the stitch and keep it from unraveling. At least the mistake is in a spot where it’s not noticeable! I’d still proudly wear them! 🙂
Thank you. That is what I’ll do.
Gasp! Maybe Vicki will be able to help you tonight if you go? I won’t get to see you guys today since I have a birthday party to go to at 4pm. 😦
Yeah, she wrote me a suggestion. I’m going to try it. Have fun at the b-day party!
Ouch, that sucks. Bad place too. Besides the obvious to unravel back to that point, which I know you don’t want to do. The only thing is to catch the stitch with a spare piece of yarn and weave the ends in the best you can. Not the best, but it will keep it from unraveling more.
You are absolutely right that I don’t want to unravel! I’ll try your suggestion. I’ve done it on a lace shawl, but it was easy to hide. Thanks for the suggestion.