Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Help?

I have only recently started knitting socks and am really enjoying it. I have only knit them top down though and alot of patterns are toe up. Plus I like the look of the seamless toe. Can anyone recommend an easy to follow tutorial or a must have book for a toe up cast on? Thanks
Shari

5 comments:

Shannon (librarygirlUK) said...

Hi Shari - I am still knitting on my first toe-up socks and didn't find it as scary as I thought it would be! Really you can convert any pattern from top down to toe up and vice versa. Anyway, I found this tutorial very helpful - http://misocrafty.squarespace.com/journal/2006/1/30/turkish-cast-on-tutorial.html.

Cheers,

-shannon

Trish said...

Check out Amy's pattern from www.knitty.com - its called the universal toe up sock worksheet. It looks complicated but it designed to work with any yarn/foot size. Really genius. It looks intimidating, but if you work through it, you will find its very well written and easy to follow. As well, knitty has tutorials on all toe up cast ons.

Shelley said...

I just learned how to do toe up this year (back in February), though I've only done one sock so far. I have a link on my sidebar for toe up socks, which goes to Knitty.com. I'm not sure if it is the same one that trish is referring to, but I used the crochet cast on method and found that to work well. I'm actually anxious to do the second toe up (and many more). The toe up (and short row heel) wasn't as difficult as I thought it was going to be.

Suburbaknitsta said...

http://fluffyknitterdeb.blogspot.com/2005/10/knitting-made-easier-turkish-cast-on.html this is an awesome one (her next post explains the rest of it.) so simple and quite neat

Missmalice said...

I really like the turkish cast on, and the link from suburbaknitsta is great. Also try this one - I think it is easier than the turkish cast on as I have a problem of the cast on loops gaping a bit. This one is like a proper cast on, only using loops and seemless!
http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring06/FEATmagiccaston.html