Friday, March 20, 2009

Toe-Up Socks Aren't For Me

I had unsuccessfully experimented with Toe-Ups Socks, and I've figured out that I don't like like them at all. I don't like knitting them or they way they look. So, I've decided to do what works best for me and that's socks from the cuff down.

I had made a lot of progress with just a plain generic sock with a slight twist, and I decided to try a "Dutch heel". Then, I decided that I didn't like the fit. I liked the look of the Dutch heel, however, I didn't like the fit. Since I already have so much time vested in this yarn and socks, I've decided to frog the heel and stick with the more traditional round heel. I was out of the frog pond for a little while, but then I had to jump back in. I ain't easy being green.


Joansie said...

I haven't tried toe up yet. Bet you'll be glad when this pair is done!

Lolly said...

I have had similar experiences - and I agree, I like cuff down better too! The idea of toe-up does appeal to me, but I much prefer to knit them the other way!

LizzieK8 said...

I prefer cuff down, too. The only toe up socks I've really successfully made are the Houdini Socks by Cat Bordhi.

That's really pretty yarn, though!

My Fair Isle Hat (Selbu Modern)