View Full Version : FO: First toe up socks! (a bit pic heavy)

12-02-2007, 03:41 AM
after using magic loop for my fingerless mitts and failing an trying to make a sock on Dpn's that fit
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2096/2080066442_e2fc3f2e94.jpg?v=0 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/21188411@N03/2080066442/) (can you see how they had to stretch?)

i decided to take yet another break from christmas knitting and make some toe up socks
i used silvers tutorial since her dpn one worked so well for me and this knit picks bare worsted that i dyed myself
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2396/2079280205_b612243446.jpg?v=0 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/21188411@N03/2079280205/)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2218/2080066282_ce9decc7be.jpg?v=0 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/21188411@N03/2080066282/)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2223/2079280149_0548afa3d7.jpg?v=0 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/21188411@N03/2079280149/)

the toes!
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2140/2079280309_b4ef2c0e45.jpg?v=0 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/21188411@N03/2079280309/)

nearly at the heels!
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2283/2080066700_c253c19d21.jpg?v=0 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/21188411@N03/2080066700/)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2371/2079280611_e0829199b1.jpg?v=0 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/21188411@N03/2079280611/)

All Done!
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2200/2080067034_21b0091d3f.jpg?v=0 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/21188411@N03/2080067034/) http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2268/2080067080_0f0b54decb.jpg?v=0 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/21188411@N03/2080067080/) http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2250/2079281535_0242dc334d.jpg?v=0 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/21188411@N03/2079281535/)

i really enjoyed toe up socks but i think i prefer the way of making heels on dpn's (flap and gusset?) which i think is a reason people like toes up..to get away from that? heh. oh well..it certainly won't keep me away from toe up socks! it only took 2 and a half days for both where it usually takes 2 and half each on dpn's.

thanks for looking!

12-02-2007, 04:19 AM
Lovely! They look great . And you have mastered another way of knitting :)

12-02-2007, 11:02 AM
:happydance: They look wonderful and I love the yarn you dyed!! :happydance:

12-02-2007, 01:19 PM
They look great and great colors too! :)

12-02-2007, 01:40 PM
Wow! Awesome!!!

Jan in CA
12-02-2007, 02:13 PM
Those are beautiful! :yay:

12-02-2007, 03:25 PM
Very nice and your hand dyed yarn is lovely x

12-02-2007, 04:10 PM
Gorgeous socks! I love the colors -- you did a great job with the dyeing. I haven't tried toe-up yet, but you've encouraged me to give it a try.

12-02-2007, 04:17 PM
Beautiful yarn and great looking socks. Congrats! :cheering:

12-02-2007, 07:03 PM
Those are so cool. I love how you dyed the wool. They are fabulous!

12-02-2007, 07:29 PM
Ooh, I love those colors, it's like fire and ice. Good job with the socks.

I actually really enjoy dpns for socks, but I think I am just so use to using that method.

12-03-2007, 10:18 AM
Great socks, and beautiful yarn!!

12-03-2007, 10:38 AM
Those are great and I love the color combo!

12-04-2007, 01:08 PM
Congrats! Great job on the socks!:cheering:

12-07-2007, 05:02 AM
Well this is some YUMMY YARN! It really added an artistic flair to your socks! Thanks for sharing your work with us! All the photos were fun to look at!