Toe Up Sock

crmartin's picture

This is my first toe up sock using my new US 1 1/2 9 inch circulars. The yarn is a hand dyed merino/bamboo/nylon fingering I got on ebay from Oldfield Creek Sock & Yarn, a fellow man who knits.


jrrenola's picture

Those socks look great! Is

Those socks look great! Is there any advantage to toe-up over cuff-down?

crmartin's picture

You can try them on as

You can try them on as you're making them and adjust size accordingly easier than cuff down. I really don't see what difference it makes. It is also good if you think you may run out of yarn, as you can knit the cuff in a contrasting color. Those are the reasons most people give. If you use the magic cast on, there is no sewing.


ronhuber's picture

The socks are wonderful and

The socks are wonderful and whoever gets them is lucky. I don't mind knitting with dp's but am curious about your little circulars. Did you find them hard to get used to? Did your hands cramp up? Beautiful work.

crmartin's picture

Thank-you, I made them for

Thank-you, I made them for myself. My hands cramped up the first time I used them but after about a half hour they were fine. For some reason I was tensing up my hands while holding them. I don't have any problem with them now. I can just knit. I didn't really have any problem with DP's or longer circulars doing magic loop, it's just much less fiddling with the short circulars. I have ordered them in more sizes!


Asbjörn's picture

Oooooo! Those are really

Oooooo! Those are really great socks, well done. The yarn looks great as well. Also, I love your shooting star sock forms (is that what they're called?), wherever did you get them?

crmartin's picture

Thank-you. They are called

Thank-you. They are called sock blockers, the pattern is actually a moon and star. I got them at


JDM511's picture

You did a very nice job. I

You did a very nice job. I am thinking of attempting socks for my next project. Did you find this a difficult or a relatively easy project? Where did you find the pattern?


crmartin's picture

Thank-you, they were very

Thank-you, they were very easy. The pattern is called socks-that-rock toe up. It is available at I used the magic cast on method and used a different heel pattern than the pattern uses.


mostlynuts's picture

great looking socks, I have

great looking socks, I have yet to try my hand at socks ... should I say "try my feet"? Nice job. Is that a dye lot change on the right sock? or a shadow?

crmartin's picture

Thank-you, it's a shadow,

Thank-you, it's a shadow, both socks were made from the same skein of yarn. I love making socks, as soon as I finished these I cast on for another pair using the ladder of life pattern I found on Ravelry.