Toe-up last!

Started: 04th March 2007
Finished: WIP
Yarn: On Line Supersocke 100, colour #907
Needle: 2.5 mm/ US #1-2 Addi Turbos (using MagicLoop method)
Pattern: Universal Toe-up Sock using Magic Cast-On
NB: Gusset and heel-flap construction based loosely on the method from Stitch Stud and His Bride

After having frogged the toe-up JayWalker because of the heel, and sending my Boyfriend Sock to the shredded graveyard also because of the heel (and the umpteenth times of frogging), something finally clicked in my head and I had the feeling that I could wrap my mind around the construction of gusset and heel-flap on toe-up socks. So, I pulled out a hibernating project and tried it out....

Voilà, it worked! The fit is perfect (pretty much on the snug-side, but I like it that way)...although I think I've done something wrong with the heel-base (forgot the short-row increase) because I ended up with 8 stitches less when I was done with the heel-flap....but I just fudged it and did some increases.

*Yay! for me*

I'm debating with myself whether I should just make this an anklet, so that I could start on the other side and practice the gusset and heel-flap again. Besides, I'm pretty *meh* about the colourway....the first word that comes to mind when I see the light-green is "barf". *LOL*

So, what do you think? Anklet or full sock?

Current Mood: Triumphant


MMario's picture

anklet - why waste the time when you aren't enthusiastic about the colour

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Bill's picture

why not put this sock on a string/ribbon...and start the other one.
I usually thread a narrow ribbon through the stitches so I can try the socks on for height, fit etc.


Joe E's picture

Sorry you don't like the color. The first thing I thought of when I saw the picture was, 'I love that color...wonder if I can get some sock yarn in the same color'.

Since you don't love it, I'd say make them anklets. Life is too short to knit something you don't love.

Way to go on figuring out the heel flap and gusset on toe up socks! I wish I could wrap my head around how to do it. I've avoided toe-up socks because that just hasn't clicked for me yet.

Joe E.

Elemmaciltur's picture

Hehehe, yeah, I'm making anklets out of that. I've named the socks, due to its colourways: "The Cat's Barfed on my Foot Socks".


Just try with the heel flap...otherwise, you could always do short-row. ;-)