It was brought to my attention yesterday that Cat’s Sweet Tomato Heel Socks e-book suggests working increases on the sole before knitting the heel, if you have a high arch. Whoops! So it does, both in the general instructions on page 3 and in the individual sock patterns. Doing so would’ve eliminated the need for mini-gussets. Hmm. I must’ve skimmed right over that part of the general instructions. Or maybe the concept didn’t stick because I don’t think of myself as having a high arch. Either way, I still like my mini-gussets.
After wearing my toe socks for a few hours, though, I have to say I’m a little less fond of the fit. The pinkie toes on the socks pooch out a little bit beyond my actual pinkie toes. At first, I thought perhaps I’d knit the pinkie toes a little too long. Closer inspection, however, revealed a different culprit: After joining all the toes but the pinkie toe, I knit three rounds plain before joining the pinkie toe, but I should’ve knit more than three rounds… seven, or maybe eight.
Oh, well. I was already figuring on knitting more toe socks anyway. It’ll be a bit like the gloves I knit a couple years back, with the second iteration trumping the first.