RIP Jaywalker

No, no, Scout, as a matter of fact, they don’t stretch very much. Sure, I had tried it on earlier, but thought that I could squeeze into them. But anything that’s only a few inches of cuff can be wedged over a heel. (You’ve already called me old today, so don’t call my ankles fat!)

Now that I’ve started on the heel flap, I realize this is a lost cause. I already did 84 stitches. Should I go up in needle size? Maybe cast on another 16 or more stitches? I wonder how that will change up the color striping… Why didn’t I read your post on the pain that is Jaywalker?

At least, I’ve enjoyed myself using the yarn. This is the first time I’ve ripped back, nay, scrapped an entire project.

8 Responses to “RIP Jaywalker”

  1. Isela Says:

    If yarn allows it, I would go up one needle size first. Bigger needle size and same amount of stitches will produce a pair socks faster ;).

  2. scout Says:

    See, that pattern made me drink. But it’s sooooo cool once you get it right. Sorry!!

  3. scout Says:

    And you have gorgeous ankles. Not even CANKLES!

  4. sean Says:

    OH, how liberating ripping a difficult project is. I had a lace project that was giving me severe headaches, I had gone so wrong, but kept plowing forward. After ripping it out, I felt do liberated.

    And speaking of drinking, while writing this comment each time I typed “liberating” I mis-spelled it as liverating. Get it, liver – ating/drinking! LOL

  5. Elizabeth Says:

    Hi – I followed the link from LnV to get here! I saw your picture earlier today on Vicki Howell’s blog, from your appearance on Knitty Gritty. Have a happy New Year, and good luck with the Jaywalkers. I’m too chicken to try!

  6. Elemmaciltur Says:

    No! Don’t give up on the JayWalkers! My first try was with the smaller size and that didn’t even go over my foot, so I frogged and reknitted with 84 stitches instead (on 2.5 mm dpns)…I just finished them and they’re a bit hard to get over the ankle, but otherwise fit perfectly. And now I’m making another pair.

    Try THIS LINK, maybe it’ll help you. :-)

  7. Nadine Says:

    Been there, knit the very same pattern and I frogged too. It never dawned on me that I’d need around 20 stitches more than for regular socks. I happily knit away, even did the heel. Ahem.

  8. TrickyTricot Says:

    Don’t give in – give up the Jaywalkers. The next thing you know, you’ll be making a Clapotis. Seriously, think about it this way – if they have little stretch now, they’ll have little resiliency to stay on your calves after you wash ‘em.

    Take on a Nancy Bush Pattern instead!