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Socks! What else did you think I would post about during my sock jag? The jag is still going strong. I cannot seem to move away from the fun, the portability, the ingenuity, or the plain amazement of socks.
My sock knitting library is constantly expanding. I’m ready to add yet another book to my collection: Personal Footprints by Cat Bordhi. A new and intriguing sock knitting process is promised. She promises that the entire sock is knit 100% in the round. No back and forth on heels or any other part of the sock. I cannot wait to add this book to my shelf.
I’m still in love with the toe up process. With each FO (finished object) I’m more and more amazed at how easy and logical this process has become. I’m nearly to a point where I can perform the task from memory. My favourite cast on is Judy Becker’s Magic Cast On. My favourite needle size is 2 mm. My favourite heel is the gusset heel. My favourite cast off is Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy bind off. These are all fine techniques to make the sock knitting process run a little smoother.
Check out Cat Bordhi demonstrating the two newest sensations to hit the knitting community:
What is your favourite sock knitting techinique: toe up / cuff down? Do you prefer a slip stitch or short row heel? How about a star toe or a simple decrease (cuff down) or increase (toe up) toe? Do you have a favourite vanilla sock recipe or do you prefer to knit intricate colourwork or complicated lace work into your toe warmers?