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- Math4Knitters, Crafty Living: Show 204Jennette Cross and I talk about knitting and the end of the world. Fun times.Sunday
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I like to pretend that my sock toe goes through a teenage rebellion punk phase. It grows out of it. Lara Neel - The Journal Gazette
Use any temporary cast on you like. I simply cast on with different yarn and worked a few rows. Lara Neel - The Journal Gazette
A stitch marker starts it all off. Lara Neel - The Journal Gazette
Sneaky thing: add your on-yarn markers at the beginning, and just slide them in place as you go. Lara Neel - The Journal Gazette
The first shorter short-row turn. Lara Neel - The Journal Gazette
The first shorter short-row markers in place - one on the yarn and one on the needle. Lara Neel - The Journal Gazette
The second shorter short-row, after the turn, with markers in place. Lara Neel - The Journal Gazette
The photo at the top of the page is what my toe looks like when it has all of its pins hanging. This is the first longer short-row. Lara Neel - The Journal Gazette
Picking up the marked yarn for the first longer short-row. Lara Neel - The Journal Gazette
In general, if G = Gauge, in stitches/inch;
Width of Sock Foot, in number of stitches =
W = [G x (C x .9)] / 2 =
This assumes that you want 10% negative ease for your sock. If you want your sock to measure
the same as your foot, cross out the .9.
You also get to choose how pointy you would like your toe. I like mine wider, so that's what you'll see in the photographs.
It all starts with a provisional cast-on. There are a few methods for this. The easiest is to just cast on and knit a few rows with waste yarn, which you remove later. I did this for the photographs. If you do this, knit one full row with your working yarn before you continue onto the set-up for the first short row.
I use pins or removable stitch markers to both keep track of where I am in the toe and lift threads of yarn to prevent gaps. There is a sneaky extra step for this. Attach your pins to the working yarn before you begin and simply slide them into place as you need them. This cuts down on the amount of needle and pin juggling you have to do.
Ready to continue onto the second longer short-row. There are MANY more photos in the pattern. I went a bit over the top. Lara Neel - The Journal Gazette
Crafty Detour University (We didn't mention this, but it's very cool)
CSI: Most Wanted Sock Series (ebook) http://craftydetour.com/csi-criminal-sock-investigations/
Flying Fibers Yarn Shop
The Mannings Yarn Shop
Knitters' Day Out
Knittin' Pretty Etsy Shop
The Alpaca Yarn Company
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