I finished my first pair of socks in August. I couldn’t really wear them much then becuase it was warm and the socks were wool. But since the cool weather began I’ve been wearing this pair at least once a week. Today I found a hole and they are only three and a half months old! :grrr: It’s a big stretched hole. I don’t know how I got it. The other sock is intact. I’m not sure how I could repair it.
Any way these were knit with Opal Sock yarn- very expensive and raved about by many sock knitters. I used size two needles. On subsequent socks I have used size 1 needles. So they are a bit tighter. I know about the reinforcing sock thread, but those are solid colors and what do you do for reinforcement with stripes? Also the hole is not on the heel or the toe. It’s toward the front below the middle toe. I noticed when learning the heel stitch that it is very sturdy, does anyone do this across the bottom of the foot when they knit socks??
Anyway I really like my knitted socks, they are comfortable. But I want them to last longer! Any thoughts on making socks last??