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Thread: Toe-Up Socks

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    Exclamation Toe-Up Socks

    I want to make a pair of socks with wool finger yarn. I have watched a few video's on u-tube. Does anyone suggest a great pattern to try?

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    http://crochetcurbsidecouture.blogsp...-slippers.html

    These are not toe up but by far the easiest pattern I've ever done. And i LOVE EM

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    Hi texas8823, thanks for the pattern, I have it bookmarked.

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    There are many patterns out there for knitting toe up socks. Sorry I don't have a site on hand. If you've not done the toe up method before, some of the simple tutorials for beginners also include cables and/leaf patterns. I find the heel turning easier and I alway get a perfect fit as you can try them on while you're knitting them.
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    I don't knit but my DIL is a knitting genius. She recently discovered a way to knit both socks at once and swears that this is the best idea in knitting socks ever. I think she uses those needles that are connected. (Circular?) Food for Thought!
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    I like the pattern on utube using 5 needles and 16 stitches on each. When I. Start I can not stop.Goood luck
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    Quote Originally Posted by DOTTYMO View Post
    I like the pattern on utube using 5 needles and 16 stitches on each. When I. Start I can not stop.Goood luck
    This is the one I use as well. It is top down, but it makes perfect socks every time. I love the new self striping yarns. It gives the socks a detailed look, but is so easy.

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    I haven't knitted any socks other than baby booties, but I have this bookmarked, just in case: http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter02/FEATtiptoptoes.html
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    thanks everyone for your ideas. this is a wonderful site!!!!

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    What are 'Toe Up' socks?
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    I saw the video on you-tube, very interesting. I bought the 5 dpn's.

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    You start knitting at the toe instead of from the top cuff.

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    Go to www.cometosilver.com. Free tutorial on toeup socks on two circular needles

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    Google toe up traveler sox. I'm doing them with "afterthought" heels as an expiement. The pattern has short row heels. Cats sweet tomato shortnrow heels are a good method if you want to do them that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icon17 View Post
    What are 'Toe Up' socks?
    icon17, socks can be knitted from the top down or from the toe up. It's a difference primarily for the knitter and not very noticeable for the person who will be wearing them, unless he or she knows how to knit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcdor View Post
    I want to make a pair of socks with wool finger yarn. I have watched a few video's on u-tube. Does anyone suggest a great pattern to try?
    I have knit a couple dozen pair of socks using wool fingering yarn and I love the knit ones with the lacy patterns.,..and you can find dozens and dozens of free patterns on ravelry.com

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