Love the yarn I'm using for these socks, by Drops Design. It is made in 50g balls of 205m... just enough to make my tiny feet a pair of socks. In actual fact these aren't for me, but a gift for someone who shares my shoe size and has the same foot dimensions... and this is where my problem begins...
You see I started my basic sock pattern, which should fit perfectly and use only 48g of the ball... I knew it would be tight so I shortened the leg by 1 inch to compensate and give me plenty left over... I didn't weight the ball before I started, although I did weight the first sock, which came in at 24g (perfect). Do you see where I'm going with this based on the picture above? Yep, not enough yarn to finish the second sock! Argh!!
Now don't worry I have a solution, but this might mean that they are not 'giftable' socks anymore... I don't like the idea of gifting socks where I may have had to join yarns in the knit process, especially if the joins are under foot and so I have a second skein of Yarn Hollow yarn (100g) in purples on standby, that I used in this project.
This does however leave me with a big note to self;
- Weigh your skein before you start. What is on the label might not be correct.
- Check your gauge... maybe it has changed since your last completed fitting sock?
- If you are playing it close to the wind in terms of yarn length, consider contrast heels and toes.
- Or knit two at a time toe up.
- Or spilt the yarn into 25g balls and knit toe up.
Have a wonderful day... Sara x