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Socks too tight!

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Does anyone else have this problem? I can barely get my socks over my heels! I have knit several pair, following instructions. They fit fine once on, but there must be something I'm doing wrong. I have mostly done cuff-down, one pair toe-up, same problem. I do magic loop, and want to try two at a time, but I want to avoid/eliminate this problem. Any suggestions are appreciated.

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jadancey said:
What kind of heel are you knitting and how many stitches are you using?
I'm what my DH calls "large-ish" so I make a bigger sock with 68-72 stitches on the leg and knit my heel flap about 35 rows to give me 17 stitches and decrease back to 68 and my socks fit me fine-

You might want to start with more stitches if the leg is too tight or make a longer heel flap if your instep is high.
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