I’ve continued knitting along on the Big Sock, but first I can put my fears to rest….
This is a sock I made long ago, one of my favorites:
it fits, and I wear it regularly. And then I put this new sock on top of it — you can see the edges of the first one underneath, showing that this new sock is the same outer dimensions, so we’re good on that score.
And when I put it on, I have correctly calculated 65 rows between end-of-toe and start of heel. And it feels wonderfully snug and comfortable. I deliberately put the heel there at 65 so that it would bisect the brown stripe evenly above and below the heel, so I am very glad my guess-timate was correct. I have one more round of yellow and then I will start a 2×2 ribbing with the 2nd row of the next brown stripe. I might always switch up to a Size 4 needle. Maybe. For some reason my 2×2 ribs end up not being as elastic as I’d like, so maybe I won’t.
OH! And the other sock will be opposite, starting with a brown toe, and then a brown heel. I just have a ‘thing’ about certain parts of a sock: there MUST be a visual marker between the toe and the instep, and a pair almost always should be opposite in one or another aspect if possible. That’s not a rule or a law, just a Knitterman Thing — which makes it better than a rule or a law, right? 🙂