Tuesday, September 7, 2010

modified for toe-up


As much as I love this yarn, it seems there isn't very good yardage in these balls. For a second time I've run short before knitting as far on the leg as I'd like. In this case, I don't mind; this Take Five sock is just as cute as an ankle sock as it would be longer. And boy, am I glad I knit them toe-up so that I knew exactly when to cast off! But clearly a single ball is not enough for almost any pair of socks, and two would be way too much. Annoying, huh?

With unusual self control I was able to restrain myself and knit the sock to a smaller size than would fit me. You can see in the picture how tightly the sock is stretched across my size eleven foot! Looks like they'll be perfect for the smaller feet of their intended. This is the first time I've modified a cuff down pattern to knit it toe-up and I'm pleased with how it worked out. Now let's see if I can do it all again for a matching second sock!

6 comments:

Dee said...

It's a shame the yarn is short yardage. It's very pretty.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Wow! That sock went fast! I personally am very fond of anklets!

Frieda said...

Love the sock ! That was done in no time ...

Dee said...

Regarding your comment on my blog:

Nope, nothing special planned for today. Maybe over the weekend.

We'll have to think about what we would like to do. Our gift to each other was football tickets to the Eagles/Jags game at the end of this month. :-)

Louise said...

They turned out great. Good for you for modifying the pattern to toe up!

Magical Jane said...

Hey! I think I know these socks and my feet think they are divine.

I am looking through your old posts trying to find last years info on the big knit. If you have previous pictures perhaps you can provide a link?