View Full Version : How to avoid pointy toes in socks

01-16-2007, 12:45 PM
I'm new to this website and have been knitting socks for quite some time. I've recently switched to knitting them on 2 circular needles (one sock at a time). I'm wondering if anyone has a solution to pointy toes, as I prefer nice round toes. I like using the Kitchener stitch to finish off the toe. Thanks for your help. LKO

01-16-2007, 01:02 PM
Hello, and welcome to knittinghelp.com !! :waving:

There was another recent post discussing the same topic - I wrote out what works for me and it can be found in this post (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/viewtopic.php?t=24271&highlight=).

Good luck!!


01-16-2007, 02:55 PM
I switched to doing toe-up socks to solve that problem. I use Judy's Magic Cast On (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring06/FEATmagiccaston.html) and stop as soon as I've got one row knitted...then the "toe" I continue with is from Widdershins (http://www.knitty.com/issuesummer06/PATTwiddershins.html). I try to do this toe for all my socks b/c it came out so nice and rounded. I also do my socks 2 at a time on 2 circs--or Magic Loop--even though this pattern is written for dpns.

Good Luck!

01-16-2007, 03:06 PM
My wide feet don't like those pointy toes either.

If you're kitchenering the toe, it sounds like you're going top down, but it's unclear whether you're doing a short row toe or just decreasing and then seaming up the end. If the latter, you might want to take a look at Joan's toe, here (http://www.socknitters.com/lessons/toes.htm). She adjusts her rate of decreasing to make the toe less pointy. (There's also a star toe further down the page -- I think that's also not-so-pointy.) If you're using short rows, just don't do as many, e.g., if you usually go down half the width, try going down just a third so it doesn't get so narrow -- remember to start your short rowing a little later to make up for the shorter toe length.

Denise in Michigan
01-16-2007, 04:47 PM
The "Joan's Toe" that janelanespaintbrush linked is my absolute favorite!