Presently, I make all my socks from the top down because each time I have made them from the toe up the bind off is not sretchy enough or it looks sloppy. It’s just to much work to remove the bind off and redo it.
Being the perfectionist that I am, I have to unravel and make them from the top down because I know I won’t wear them otherwise or gift them to someone until I am satisfied with their appearance.
I think that I would prefer to make them them toe up, but the cast off question is holding me back.
Do any of you have a for sure cast off that you can swear by?
Another thing; pattern designers are so good about including information about other techniques (guage, yarn weight, amount etc.) used, why don’t they tell us what cast on or cast off methods they use for their design. I think I’ve seen it included once.