Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Toe-ups take two

My second attempt at knitting socks toe-up was a big success!

Diagonal lace socks by Wendy Johnson. Toe-up two-at-a-time on Magic Loop with Mini Mochi. I used the Turkish cast-on. This second pair turned out much, much better especially on the heel construction. I like the gusset increase and slipped stich heels. They look just like the cuff-down construction. And they fit better too.

Even though I still prefer the cuff-down method, I am glad I tried the toe-ups. Now I am no longer antimidated by toe-up patterns and will not need to turn the patterns upside-down anymore.

Toe-up or cuff-down, sock-knitting still rocks!

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