I'm glad I didn't rip it out, as I'm not displeased with the final result.
I still think I'll either sell these or give them as a gift, but I no longer hate the sight of them.
Having said that, there are a few things I'd change:
- I'd use a solid colour for both the heel and the cuff (to show off the cables).
- I'd only do one pattern of the diamond (I like a shorter leg).
- I'd decrease the # of stitches down towards the ankle (I like a tighter ankle)
- I'd switch to a smaller needle (2.25mm) after doing the cuff (I've a big leg but a small foot).