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Saturday, January 19, 2008

Toe Up Side Cable Socks for Delaney

I am constructing a sock for my dear daughter, so in an attempt to be able to make a matching sock, I will share the pattern. LOL...that should make sure I can find the specifics so she will have TWO socks!


Toe-Up Side cable socks

I use the Turkish Cast On and started with 16 stitches on each needle. If you like a 'pointier' toe, I would begin with 12 stitches per needle...it really depends upon your toes!

Knit two rounds. (I keep track of the beginning of the rounds by pinning on a small gold safety pin.) You will be increasing every other round until you get to your desired circumference. The number of stitches depends upon your sock yarn and needles, so for the Lorna's Laces and size 2 needles, I will increase to 60 stitches.

I have been using Magic Loop for many of my toe up socks, but double points or two circulars would work just as easily...it is all personal preference! Simply have the stitches divided so half of the stitches would be the front of the sock, and the other half the back of the sock.

Increase Round: Knit half the stitches (*knit 1, increase one (k1fb), knit to the last 2 stitches on the needle, k1FB, k1*), then knit the back.
Knit Round: Knit the next round.

Continue these rounds until your sock circumference is obtained. (I just love having my kids try these on...but I do try to not have my children do this in a public place. It is tough, but I do try to not embarrass them too much!)

Once the number of stitches has been reached (60 for Delaney's socks), knit in the round until the sock touches the 'vertex' of her foot/leg. Now comes the magic of turning a heel...and that magic will require photos. I'll finish these directions with photos...that will help!

2 comments:

Wendy said...

Can't wait to see the photos!

Anonymous said...

I have no problems with toe up socks until the heel. I am interested to see the cable pattern.
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