I'm still on a sock-knitting adventure. Maybe it's because
they're so versatile. Socks can be done on DPN's, 2-Cirs, the
Magic-Loop, and they can be knitted from the cuff down or
from the toe-up. There's so many yarns from which to
choose from, even yarns that that do the fair-isle thing all by
itself. How cool is that?
My first socks were baby socks done on metal DPN's. I
hated it, because DPN's & I don't play nicely together, but I
did want to learn to knit socks. So, my first pair of socks for
myself were done on 2-Cirs. I used Cat Bordhi's book,
Socks Soar on Two Circular Needles . <a
but I had to have a lot help from my blogging friends.
This was just the just the beginning. Since then, I've been
exploring knitting socks on the the Magic Loop and I have
been diligently trying to figure out how to do socks from the
toe up. I've been working on this for weeks. The
problem? I just can't seem to get the hang of the
"Provisional Cast-On". It was enough to make think that I
was never going to knit toe-up socks!
I was born determined! I tried & I tried & I practiced & I
practiced toe-up socks. I tried all sorts cast-on methods and
I finally got the hang of the Turkish Cast-On:
made-easier-turkish-cast-on.html"> and I use the a
Knit Pick Needle for the cable to hold my "live sts."
But, my toe-up sock experience didn't stop here. I
discovered that I just didn't like the general appearance of
the way the toes looked with all the increases involved in
achieving the toe. My problem was, I knew how I wanted
my toe to look, but I didn't know how to get there.
THEN.....with the help of my of my <span
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tried the "Turned Toe" method for the toe. Cat Bordhi also
has a pattern for the Turned Toe in her book, but it's a little
different. I really like this way of working the toe, because
by the time you've completed the turned toe, all of your
shaping & increasing is done & you're ready to start knitting
in the round.
In a wild moment, I bought some new yarn : Fortissima
Socka AND Bamboo Double-Pointed Needles! This Yarn is
yummy & these needles are great! So far, so good!