Wednesday, October 1, 2008


I’ve knit 5 pairs of toe up socks. I love toe up but I wonder if converting patterns changes them. So I decided to follow the instructions rather than being stubborn and doing it my way. Maybe there was something to learn in a cuff down construction. This was my rational. Previous rational had been that The Knitting Samurai is not patient. Chances are that I would be anxious to finish the project and make the socks too short. Too short in the cuff and too short in the foot. At least with toe up I’d have a foot the right size since I typically don’t get bored with a project until after the 60% mark. So there is the back ground.

Now this current pair (really I’m much further along than the picture but it’s too gray and rainy out to take photos presently). I’ve hit 7” for the foot length, lying flat on the table, unscratched. When I put it on, with a little gentle tugging it reaches the 2” mark when the toe can begin. Did I mention I wear a size 11, but I do like snug socks. So can I start the decreases yet? How long do you typically make your own sock foot? What size shoes do you wear?


Anonymous said...

My socks are 8" from the end of the heel to the beginning of the toe decreases. I wear a size 9 or 9-1/2 shoe.

My rule of thumb (rule of toe?) is to knit until the sock covers my little toe and then start the toe decreases.

Your sock pattern and color are very pretty.

Jasmin said...

I just took Cat Bordhi's "New Pathways" class, and she has a formula that might work for you. If you have the book, I think i can point you towards it.

(Drop me an e-mail if you have questions.)