Saturday, December 8, 2007
Cute, Lazy Toes
No, no, no--not those toes--eventhough they are exceptionally cute and lazy.
The beginning of my first toe-up sock!
There was some experimenting going on with this sock. You all know about the various toe-up cast ons:
the Turkish cast-on
Judy's Magic Cast-On, etc.
Well, I couldn't get the hang of any of them. Too fiddly for me. So, while making the twee bootie from Last Minute Knitted Gifts, I wondered about knitting an adult sock using the double knit toe.
The experimenting resulted in some odd boxy toes:
Finally I figured out the right, fiddly-free, not too boxy formula for me. I cast on 32 stitches and did the knit, slip thing for six rows. Then I slipped the stitches, opened up the toe and turned it right side out. There were now 16 stitches on each needle. I then worked an increase stitch (Kb &f) on the third from the end stitch of each needle. When there were 30 stitches on each, I knit a few straight rounds. Bear in mind that I kept trying this on! At some point, I worked a single increase on each needle and I now have 31 stitches on each. It seems to fit fine.
I won't even think about how to do the gusset and heel yet. But, so far, there's something about Fleegle's that appeals to me.
More cute, lazy toes: