Thursday, May 17, 2018

Changing Direction

I won't both posting a photo of my Boxy; it hasn't changed much since you saw it last, and it'll look that way for a while yet. I'm also not posting another photo of my sock blank socks, though they're getting close to being finished. I've put them in hibernation for the time being so I can finish them up when Stash Dash starts.

Instead, I'm going to show you a new project I just started this morning, and it's a bit of a change for me. If you've been around the blog long enough, you'll know that my typical way to knit socks is cuff down. Occasionally I'll try something different, but my standard formula is cuff down with a heel flap and gusset. I know exactly how many stitches to cast on, what length to knit the leg, how to turn the heel, and so on. So you might be surprised to see the start of the sock I just cast on:

Yep, that's a toe. (And yes, those are my bright green pants.) I am knitting a pair of socks for myself toe up. What's more, this is also a foray into designing toe up. I've had a number of people who have told me that they really like my Non-Euclidian pattern but wish it had instructions to be knit from the toe up, so that is what I am attempting to do here. I am using a skein of Fibernymph Dye Works Bounce, one of my favorite sock bases, in a colorway called Favorite Flannel Jammies that I bought this past winter. I really like the colors and they really do remind me of flannel, which is perhaps not the best thing to be thinking about in the spring, but then again I've been spending my days at work with my space heater on lately so a warm thought is welcome. I've just finished the toe increases on these and so am now in a pretty mindless place until it's time to start the shaping for the heel. It seems I can't knit anything right now that's not stockinette in the round!

1 comment:

  1. This knitting view makes me a bit anxious. I have never successfully knit toe up socks. I will watch your progress with interest! Good luck!