Titillating Toe-up Socks

This weekend I looking for a way to make sock knitting a bit more bearable. My husband has gone crazy for them! I did I test run with some worsted acrylic I had lying around in a bright variegated yarn called “Lava”.

The "hole" truth
The “hole” truth

As I’ve mentioned before, they were just a prototype. I never thought he’d wear them, but on completion–he HAD to have them. In a few short months he’d loved them to death and demanded a replacement pair–in the same “lurid” color. It wasn’t worth knitting them in that same bad yarn which will only wear out quickly again, so I hunted up a similar color scheme in wool. Cost a pretty penny too!

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Since this is expensive yarn I want to use it wisely–making them as long as possible. That requires then to be toe-up. So I’m at it again—looking for an easy way out—so frustrated by the toe-up patterns that cause me nothing but heartache.

Enter Staci and VeryPink.com.

  • Want to learn how to knit two socks at once on two circular needles? Here’s how: https://youtu.be/i4iD77aJCAw
  • Want to do a provision cast on for magic loop socks (because I can’t seem to get other method to work)? She’s got you covered: https://youtu.be/eQgxMypJlXA
  • Want to make sure the socks don’t get holes? Reinforce them! https://youtu.be/OJPZVswnVxQ. And this will come in handy so that I don’t have to knit another pair so soon.

 

It’s still in the early hours of knitting these little follows, but I’ve come a lot further in a much shorter time with a little help from Staci.

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