A couple of months ago I whined about how hard the going was on a toe up sock project I was working on. Luckily I listened to all of you, I did finish that pair and just to really be sure that I had the process down, I started a pair for me (now remember I was taking a break from knitting. I think what i really meant was a break from gift knitting).
Here's what I've noticed:
1. making the socks toe up seems to use less yarn. I've been using the same brand of yarn that I usually use for the ankle down type and it seems that the ankle on the toe up will be longer and I only used a single skein for each sock.
2. Working the heel seems to finish faster in the toe up version.
3. Picking up the extra st where the ankle and heel meet really does seem to close up the little hole I used to get when doing socks the ankle down way.
Anybody else notice if these are true?