Maybe you just can not stand one more gauge swatch. Maybe you bought some yarn and don't know if you have enough for a pair of tall socks. Maybe you want to try something new.
Toe-up socks are for you! I suggest you start with a bulky yarn for slipper socks, to get acquainted with the process. However, if you wish to dive in with a different yarn, you can fit as you go without a gauge swatch. To knit for someone else, a sizing graph in the appendix will help you determine their sock size.
This method is great for those who have never tried toe-up knitting before. I guide you carefully through unusual features, so you will succeed with this fit-as-you go pattern. With sixteen full-color photographs to walk you through the new techniques, you will be on your way in no time.
This design is unique. It uses the same structure used in most western-style sock patterns today, but executes the toe first. It has a heel flap, which falls under your heel (where reinforcement is quite useful). Heel shaping is at the back of the heel.
I use a rolled-top footie as my example sock, but you can just keep knitting upward; in stockinette for a rolled edge, or in a stitch pattern/rib of your choice, if you want a more standard style.
Sizes: Knit-to-fit any size foot... grid included showing measurements for Infant 0 to Women's Large.
Supplies: 100-150gm each of fingering to bulky-weight yarn (mostly wool is most comfortable to walk on), set of 4 double-pointed needles appx. 2 sizes smaller than called for on ball band. Sample at left is knit in bulky, at right is fingering/sockweight yarn.
Gauge: Depends on yarn chosen, appx 1/2 to 1-1/2 stitch per inch more than ball band specified.
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