Smell my feetUnsatisfied with my first pair of socks, I've decided to cast on for another. Couldn't find any sock yarn in my little stash so I dug out a skein of sport weight merino and googled the internet for sock-knitting tips. Since my kitchener toes were looking pretty shady, I decided to try the Figure-8 Cast On for a pair of magic loop toe-up socks. Bwa ha ha, wonky toes no more. I'm working these babies on Sz 0 needles to get a dense fabric and have a total CO st count of 60. Couldve' done away with 56, but hey, I ain't complaining. Now the pattern I'm using does not contain any extra umph to it, so I whipped out my Summer 2005 Interweave Knits for the lace chart used in the Padded Footlets. Since I'm knitting toe-up as opposed to top-down, my lace is reversed. Hence, the arrow signs. I like them this way too. I'm about 1.5 inches away from turning the heels, but I just gotta document my progress along the way so I can refer back later on for the other sock.
Right now I'm only knitting one sock on one circular needle, but for those of you who are interested in the 2 socks on 1 needle method, here's the link for it.
-- Casting for 2 socks on 1 circular needle
-- And a pattern by Barbara to get you started too!
Last but not least, how about a pair of these? Vintage Footlets, yum! *Edit: Check this page for pattern errata on the footlets.
Oh oh... so, question. What kind of sock yarns do you recommend for feet pampering? I know there's lots of variegated yarns, but I think lace shows up much better in solids. Suggestions please.... fire away. And much-ass grassy-ass (mucho gratias)