My first completed project for 2009!
I find photographing socks frustrating but luckily at last Sunday’s Knitting Knutz meeting they insisted that I showed them my sock even if it meant removing my boot. Once that was done, a quick photo was taken (thanks AW).
Purple Toe Up Socks
Pattern: Toe Up Socks with Short Row Heel (started with Ann Budd’s and carried on from there)
Needles: US 1 (2.25 mm) and US 10 (6 mm) for bind off
Yarn: Knit Pick’s Essential Kettle Hand-dyed in Eggplan
Amount of Yarn: 1 skein (231 yards)
Date Started: 25 Dec 2008
Date Completed: 5 Jan 2009
This is basically a made up version based on the other three pairs of socks I have made. I am still searching for the perfect toe up sock. I used the same heel I used for the Interlocking Leave Socks, which was mildly adjusted from the original. I made the foot slightly larger than I had been – I like it wider, but it is about 1.25 cm too long.
As my ankles are very slender I had to decrease the stitch count after the heel towards the cuff to stop the sock from falling down to my ankles. To do this I decreased by 12 stitches (about 4 cm). I decreased 4 stitches every 4th row, two in the front and two in the back. Finally to fit the cuff off my heel I had to cast off using a US 10 needle.
I think this is my most comfortable sock to wear so far. So I am going to have to knit some more. I do have another skein as I thought I would need two. I am trying to knit using 2 mm needles (US 0). I bought a set of tiny Kollage double points when I visited IKnit in London but while I started I never got beyond more than three rows into the toe.
Additionally, I have to keep knitting socks as I’m still searching for the perfect toe up sock.