Toe-Up Socks.............Aaaarrrgh!

I’ve tried 3 times to start my first toe-up socks with the figure 8 cast on…
:gah:

Aaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrgh!!! I’m ready to give up!!!

I’ve found that the Turkish Cast-On is easier. Try this site for a good tutorial.

http://misocrafty.squarespace.com/journal/2006/1/30/turkish-cast-on-tutorial.html

Lu,

It is an awkward cast-on but stick to it and you will get the hang of it.

I found this article from Knitty to be very helpful.

Best of luck,
Susan

Thanks both. I’m using Knit Pics Essentials for the first time. It seems almost TOO thin (on size 4 DPNs).

My favorite way to do it is to start with a provisional cast on like knitting into a crochet chain, purling a row, knitting a row purling a row and then releasing the chain and picking up those stitches. You don’t have to fiddle with tightening it up later.

Essential is a finger weight yarn and the recommended needle size is 1-3. Fours will make a rather loose weave and less sturdy. I’d probably use a 1 or 2 for that weight myself.

I haven’t made toe up socks, but I did a hat that required it and it took me awhile to figure it out, too!