The Socks That Rock sock was feeling pretty heavy, and it occurred to me that all those yarn-overs might be eating up yarn. So I went to my kitchen scale and weighed the remaining ball of yarn. It weighed about 60 grams. No problem! I thought. If the skein was 100g, then I’m nearly half through, and I’m about half done with the foot. No problem!
Unfortunately, the original skein was 120 grams. I am half-way through a ball of sock yarn,
But I'm not half-way to a pair of socks.
What should I do? What should I do?
Options (any or all):
1. I did the ribbing on more stitches than the leg. I could not do that.
2. The leg is worked over 80 stitches. I could use 76.
3. I did the heel over 60% of the stitches because 50% was too few, and actually, it's a little big now. I could use 55% or so.
4. I could shorten the leg a bit. (I've already expressed how I don't really need tall socks in a past entry.)
5. I am using size US1 needles. I could use US1.5 or US2s. The gauge as it stands is 8 sts and 13 rounds/inch. It could be looser, I think.
6. I could leave the pattern off the foot, and just knit it in stockinette. I am not fond of this look, however.
7. I could use a different stitch pattern that uses less yarn and save the YoYo Socks for another yarn with better yardage.
I think if I do 1 - 4 I'll be ok. I'm concerned about #5, because socks are best done tightly, but the row gauge is pretty tight. I think using a 1.5 wouldn't be a big deal.