I’m a toe up, magic loop kinda girl.
I like to knit my socks concurrently on 2 separate needles whenever possible.
Here’s my recipe:
- Cast on 8 stitches per needle using Judy’s magic cast on
- Increase at the 2nd stitch and 2nd to last stitch of each needle every other round until I have 30 stitches per needle. (I use KFB (knit front and back) to work my increases.)
- After I complete the first toe, I take another needle and cast on for the second.
- Once both toes are complete, I knit the foot up to the heel. I do the same for the second sock.
*I convert cuff down patterns to toe up by reversing the order of the foot & leg pattern starting from the last row working my way backwards. For example, if it is a 4 row repeat, instead of starting with row 1, I’ll start with row 4, then 3, and so on.
- Knit the heel one at a time, using Fish Lips Kiss Heel
- When both heels are complete, I knit the leg. I prefer them to be as long as the foot (or at least 6″) because I find it cozy like that.
- Knit the cuff, working 20 rounds of my version of 2×2 twisted rib which is
cheatingknit through the back loop but purl as normal.
- For the bind off, I use the simple stretchy bind off
- Block the socks using this and this.
- Weave in the ends only if it’s a gift, haha, and no, my husband doesn’t count. He doesn’t mind that string hanging out inside his foot 😉