Mash-Up Magic Toe-Up Socks Recipe (MUMTU Socks)
NOTE: I uploaded a new version of the PDF document 8/3/08, which includes images and corrects a few non-substantive errors. The original PDF has no substantial errors in terms of pattern construction, so you do not have to download the new version if you don’t want to.
This customizable pattern is a basic recipe to make great fitting toe-up socks for any size foot and with any weight yarn – knitting two socks at a time, using magic loop technique, and featuring a gusset and heel flap with Eye of Partridge stitch.
I have developed an in-depth, pictorial workshop on Aesthetic Entanglementz for anyone new to sock knitting (or this construction) who wants a little more guidance!
This is not an original pattern. I combine all my favorite bits from several freely available patterns and re-write them into one, comprehensive, pattern for magic loop construction. I draw most heavily on two patterns: Barbara Tolleson’s “Knitting Basic Toe-Up Socks Using the ‘Magic Loop’ Circular Method” (scroll to the bottom of the-page) and Judy Gibson’s “You’re Putting Me On” Socks.
Feel free to contact me with any questions.