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thinking about socks…

I’m really tired so I’m lying around, waiting for it to be time to go to Henry’s show, and thinking about my next pair of socks. Going to knit some nice thick ones for Henry to wear in Canada. I want to knit them toe-up, I think, and I really liked the Round Toes on my dark green pair. I actually knit those toes in the ordinary direction, but started with a provisional cast-on, then picked up those stitches and knit the rest of the foot in the toe-up direction. But it will be easy to make those toes backwards — I’ll just do the tiny-circle cast-on of 8 stitches (like the center of a shawl) and work increases at the proper intervals instead of decreases. And then I’ll do a Dutch heel — not reversed, just normal, with the heel flap on the bottom of the foot. I don’t like short-row heels, and it wasn’t much fun to do reversed Dutch heels.


Ok, time to go see Henry’s show!

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2 Responses to “thinking about socks…”

  1. Kristin

    I never thought of doing the heel flap normal for toe-up, and having it switched around.

  2. kara

    Yeah it works fine… it’s just a right-angle bend in a tube, after all. This photo shows two toe-up socks; the one on the left has a heel worked as if the sock were a top-down sock, the one on the right is a fancy, pretending-to-be-normal backwards heel. Does that make any sense at all? :)
    two toe-up socks
    I think the “normal looking” heel is prettier, but hey it’s going to be inside a SHOE all the time! Why not do what’s easy?

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