Well Leigh if it were me and no one but me knew about my mistake it sure would stay right on the sock.
That could be a huge difference in size! It's a pain, but I know I've ripped out socks for reasons like that. You gotta do, what you gotta do :) It's still a really nice pattern.
Barb, problem is the larger one is snug, so the smaller size is too small! :(Nina, so true. In the long term, I know I won't regret it.
Ouch! But you're right, better to ribbit and make it right. I did that with the very first pair of socks I knit (years ago). Followed the recipe accurately, but was very unhappy with the finished socks, so I ripped them all the way out and started over (this was after I'd finished a couple of other pairs, so I had a better idea of what I was doing). Now I knit both socks at the same time, so I don't have to trust my memory or notes, and I've gotten much quicker at knitting them too (timed myself before christmas -size 13 for Kid the Elder in 5 days)
My 2nd sock always seems to be a tad tighter than the first - don't know what to do about that, so I make it the left one (I shape the toes) because my left foot is longer and narrower.But sometimes, it's too much tighter and I have to go to a bigger needle size (same # of sts) to make it work!
I know exactly how that feels... I made a similar mistake, but my second sock was a little to small! But all you can do is fix it and forget it! :)
You and Wifey would get along terrifically. If you have time, check out the craft room I built for her (she loves to knit):http://youtu.be/rbNXoWrgLbs
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