First-Time Toe-Up Socks (Any Gauge) by Lynn DT Hershberger

First-Time Toe-Up Socks (Any Gauge)

February 2005
yarn held together
1/2 to 1 1/2 sts per inch smaller than ball band
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(from the website): 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.

Sizes: Knit-to-fit any size foot… if the foot you are knitting for is not available, I’ve included a grid included showing measurements for Infant 0 to Women’s Large. The sock design can be used for any size foot, but men’s sizes are not included in the grid; best to try it on as you knit.

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. (Notes on pictured yarns at end of this page.)

Gauge: Depends on yarn chosen, appx 1/2 to 1-1/2 stitch per inch more than ball band specified.

The first six photos used these yarns:
Photo 1, 5, 6: Tiptoe Sockyarn by ColorJoy by LynnH, two strands held together as one for a DK gauge.
Photo 2: Louisa Harding Kashmir Aran.
Photo 3: (blue speckled sock) my own handpainted Resonance Flammegarn wool/nylon handpainted sockyarn. The one sock pictured weighs 35gm in 100% humidity. It’s 60 stitches, long enough for a size 8 US (medium) ladies’ sock. Cuff in K2P2 ribbing is as long as foot. I knit that sock on size 1 needles.
Photo 4: Fortissima Disco (wool/nylon/metallic) fingering-weight sockyarn.