[reposted from sock_knitters on Livejournal]

I had this yarn leftover from a baby sweater I made earlier this year — it’s Plymouth Encore worsted, in a multicolor and a coordinating solid. I’ve made my mother a pair of socks with it:



Here is the sock in it’s entirety. I did a toe-up sock based on wendy’s sock pattern and used K4, P4 for four rows then P4, K4 for four rows as the pattern.



A close-up of the toe – I used the provisional cast-on suggested in wendy’s pattern – I prefer to start with the figure-eight and avoid all the short rows for the toes, but I also hate increasing on such tiny needles, so I guess it’s just a choice of the lesser of two evils, really.

I wonder if it would be possible to do a provisional cast-on at the ball of the foot and knit the sock upward (I like to do it toe-up so I can make the socks as tall as I have yarn for), and then pick those stitches back up and work down to the toe so I can decrease and then seam with kitchener stitch? I’m not too familiar with the provisional cast-on but it seems like it might work, but I might give it a go one of these days.

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