I’ve made some serious progress on Reversible Ribs #1. I finished the heel flap, turned the heel, picked up the gusset stitches, and finished the gusset decreases. I decided to try putting the decreases on the sole of the sock rather than along the instep. I’m very pleased with the results.
I’m thrilled with how nicely this heel fits, and it looks pretty, too.
I also want to try doing the gusset decreases on either side of the center heel stitch(es) and see whether the fit is as good. My only reservation about putting the decreases on the sole of the foot is my concern whether the two lines of decreases will be noticeable when I am standing on them. The decreases have pretty much double thickness because two stitches have been knitted together. Some people are so sensitive that they can feel the purl bumps on the bottoms of their feet and therefore knit the soles of their socks in reverse stocking stitch so the purl bumps are on the outside. I am not one of them, so I’m hopeful that I won’t notice the lines of decreases under my heel. I sure hope I don’t have a problem with it because I love how this heel fits and looks, and I want to be able to use it again and again.