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#1 of 3 Old 06-24-2014, 10:46 PM - Thread Starter
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socks knitting brag

I just invented a solution for the toes/heals wearing out in hand knitted socks. I don't know if this is a common solution - I haven't seen it anywhere...

So I normally knit socks with size 2 needles. The toes and heels wear out quickly. I mean about day 3. Not really wear out, but start to separate. So I have switched to size 0 needles for the heal section, then back to 2 for the foot, then 0 for the toe. It works!!! The denser thickness provides so much more, well, density, thickness, something.

Maybe everyone else in the world (of sock knitters) knows this, but I never heard of this simple solution. I want credit for this invention.

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That's s cool trick. I'll have to try it.
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I have always knit my socks on 0 or smaller and I have pairs that last for years, I also use a slip stitch pattern for the heels. I have also heard that some people carry a matching cotton sewing thread for the heel and toe to give it extra strength, but I haven't done this.

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