Sock Talk IV
We are near the end of the sock posts and hasn't it be fun?? I think so! I have knit the foot of my husband's sock so that it measures 8 inches from the edge of the heel. This is because that is the length that I use for it to fit him. My son is 8 1/2 inches, my daughter is 7 inches, and I am 7 1/2 inches. (all memorized)
To begin toe decreasing, you will start in the middle of the bottom foot, as photoed above. Needle #1 is on the left. There are many ways to decrease for a toe. I use several, but this one is the easiest.
*Knit across needle #1 to last three stitches-k2tog, k1. Beginning of needle #2 -k1, ssk,knit across to end. Needle #3-same as needle #1. Needle #4-same as needle #2.* Repeat ** every other row until there are nine stitches on each needle (total 36 stitches) then decrease EVERY row until there are four stitches on each needle (total 16 stitches).
Close up toe using the kitchener's stitch.
And there you have it- one glorious sock.......now I just have to knit one more!!
your toe gets more nicely rounded than mine usually does-----I'm going to do your toe next time around!!! thanks for sharing!!!ReplyDelete
Just yesterday I overheard some ladies discussing the woes of sock knitting while I was wandering Joann's, I passed them along to you my dear! Hopefully they show up here!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous sock! I know he'll love them. I do my toes the same way. These posts have made me want to pick up my dpn's and do socks again. Have you done two at a time on circulars? I want to learn how to do that so I get them done at the same time - just to avoid one sock syndrome ;)ReplyDelete
You are so clever to be knitting socks :) I have just bought hubby some in the summer sales. Have a happy week sweetieReplyDelete
Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!
I always have trouble with that second sock...not sure why but I never get around to finishing it.ReplyDelete
I am desperately jealous of those who make socks. Such a simple process, and yet, I can't get the hang of it!ReplyDelete
Nice sock! I love the textured stitch.ReplyDelete
I love your sock "tutorials"! I have 4 sets of wristwarmers to finish (early Christmas knitting) and then I am onto socks! Blessings, TamiReplyDelete
Oh, love it! I haven't tried socks yet. Something about them intimidates me. Thanks for the helpful decreasing tips for when I take a pair on!ReplyDelete
I have these bookmarked so in case I ever become a sock-wearer. hee hee.ReplyDelete
You my dearest Karen are wonderful! I have so enjoyed these posts and can't wait to cast on next month. I thought my husband might like a special pair of socks under the tree this year.ReplyDelete
Oh my I love your sock!!! Thanks for sharing, one day it will all come in handy :)ReplyDelete
Wonderful! Some day I'll be good enough to knit socks for my family, I keep plugging away!!ReplyDelete
You know, Karen, I'm going to have to go back and read your sock talk posts from the first one so that I can perhaps apply this to a new pair of socks (once I finally finish my 2nd match that is still sitting on the needle from months - maybe a year? prior) You make it seem so easy!ReplyDelete
You are a natural teacherReplyDelete
beautiful pattern work on the body
I think you have made my sock dreams possible. Thanks Karen!ReplyDelete