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?


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Fiber artist - knit, weave, and quilt. I am also getting back into garment sewing. I have started to dye my own yarn and I'm learning to spin.
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6 Responses to Sigh….

  1. andresue says:

    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! 🙂

  2. Danielle says:

    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. 😦

  3. Vicki White says:

    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.


    • me says:

      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.

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