I got just past the heel of the first of the Hwæt! socks before it occurred to me to try it on. And lo, it was way too tight; I had to cut the contrast color in two places before it would go over my heel, and even then it wasn’t comfortable. No way it was going to fit Liam; his feet are only slightly larger than mine, but it’s enough to make a difference in some cases.
This is entirely not the pattern’s fault, I hasten to note; it was me, forgetting that stranded color just isn’t as elastic as straight stockinette. Oh well; it’ll give me a chance to do the fancy edge correctly this time.
Next question is, do I up the needle size or just add a few stitches at the back seam?