It’s as I feared. The version of the Cherish sock with the Japanese slip-twist combination is just enough tighter than the original version that Meg is afraid it won’t work for her. And I agree. I should have just frogged it as soon as I noticed the increased tightness.
In person, it really is prettier. I will come up with another pattern to use it with and swatch with the pattern not a variant of it. I definitely want to use the technique a bit more, to get it more firmly ingrained in my knitting psyche. But for now – time to visit the pond!
Maybe a stitch something like this would work?
That stitch gave me problems as a sock anyway – the patterned instep was just too much shorter than the sole. It is, though, possible to knit a pattern stitch in something othe than socks. Maybe it’s time for some more fingerless mitts.