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« on: April 13, 2007 07:54:53 AM »

Okay, I know how to knit socks just fine from the top down but I really want to learn from the toe up also.  I recenlt acquired some really nice yarn but I would love to do toe up so I make sure not to run out.

I understand the whole jist of magic loop but does anyone know of a good online tutorial for toe up socks.  The ones I have found don't really say in detail what to do after the foot gets to the front of the ankle.  I am not really sure how to do the gusset, turn heel etc from there until you get to the leg.

« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2007 07:58:15 AM »

when i made my first (ond only, so far!) toe-up pair, i used knitty's universal toe-up sock formula, where you measure your foot and then plug in your measurements and gauge to get a perfectly fitting sock.  that "pattern" uses a short-row heel that's worked exactly like the toe-- i'm not sure if there's another way to do a heel on a toe-up, though.


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« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2007 08:56:49 AM »

Thanks!  That's helpful.

I also did a few more searches & the one below is awesome.  It is on the sockknitters website & the lady has the WHOLE toe up sock in step by step instructions.

She does it in lessons, you have to click at the top of the page to move from lesson to lesson.  I read through it & it seemed very helpful too.

« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2007 08:58:32 AM »

I started with the universal toe-up from knitty, but found Widdershins to be a little easier to get the hang of since more of the rows were written out.  I used two circs and it went really well. 

« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2007 09:09:14 AM »

Oooh, Widdershins pattern makes it so easy to understand also.  Thanks!

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« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2007 09:15:52 AM »

I do all my socks toe up on two circulars.  I have never been a fan of the turned heel nor the turned toe.  I use a Turkish cast on for the toe and a gusset for the heel, which makes it look more like a top down sock.  I found this pattern
that has a great gusset heel and so I just kind of fudge it around to make it work with my stitch count.  It looks great and it's super easy.

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« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2007 10:40:13 AM »

i just started doing socks and i'm using knitty's universal toe up formula....

but i'm planning on using another pattern i found

this doesn't require using provisional or crochet cast-on. it uses something simpler that doesn't need to be ripped out... so no grafting!

magic loop is great. i use it whenever i can.

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« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2007 06:16:42 PM »

This isn't online, but Sensational Knitted Socks, which is MY ULTIMATE SOCK BIBLE AND SAVIOR AMEN! has instructions for easy-toe, toe up socks.  you knit a little st st rectangle using a provisional cast on, and then pick up stitches all around and knit increases until you have the right count for the foot.

It's a lot easier than I tried to describe there, I swear, and it's how I do most of my socks  Smiley


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« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2007 07:36:00 PM »

Or try the Magic cast-on, in a knitty article describing several easy toes.
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2007 07:37:37 PM »

You know I think I have Sensational KNitted Socks.  I'll need to check it out again.
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