So I am almost done with my second pair of socks (so that means I am on #4), and I wanted peoples opinions on the whole knitting sock thing.
1 - one at a time or two at a time?
2 - Toe up or cuff down?
3 - cuff - ribbing, 1X1, 2X2, something else?
4 - cuff vs leg - same number of stitches or different?
5 - heel - short row or something else?
6 - if short row - what is your technique? I don't like how I do my short row so I am looking for new ideas.
My answers are
One at a time (although I am tempted to try 2), cuff down, I have done 1X1 and 2X2 ribbing but I think I like the 1X1 better. My cuff and my leg are the same number of stitches on 3 of the 4 socks. I can't tell which one is different, so why bother. As I said above, I do a short row. I turn the work one stitch before the end 10 times on each side for a total of 20 stitches. Then for the increase, I knit the last working one with the first skipped one together (to close the gap) and then pick up a stitch to get back the stitch I just lost (I don't like the whole pick up stitch part). I also seem to get some small holes at the point where I join the short row heel back with the other needle and go back to working both sides.