View Full Version : Hating the M1 in toe of ML socks
10-26-2008, 06:54 PM
I'm using Knit Picks Essential yarn and the stitches are so teeny and you have to M1 twice in every row for the ELfine's Socks (http://needleandhook.co.uk/journal/2005/08/because_youre_so_good_to_me.html). In the first couple of rows, I really can't tell where I am making 1. I can't see anything. I am using a dark colorway, so maybe I should use a lighter or brighter colorway. PLUS, this is the first time I've ever tried M1. When I watch the demo videos the yarn is so fluffy and stitches easily visible and there are plenty of rows below it. :wall: :wall: :hair: Maybe I'm destined to never make a toe-up sock! Any sugestions?
10-26-2008, 09:09 PM
You could try any of the other increases shown in the videos except the YO.
10-28-2008, 10:18 PM
I knit in front and back instead of M1 and it doesn't seem to make a difference. In fact I prefer it because it doesn't leave a hole. Besides, its a toe and mine are usually inside my shoes anyhow.
I use these (http://www.doneganoptical.com/optivisor.php) when my eyes aren't cooperating or something is too small (which seems to be more and more things lately).
I call them my reading glasses.
10-29-2008, 12:32 PM
While making my toe up socks (and not following a pattern per se) I asked a question about using Amy's M1F and M1B increases. My question and the solution can be found here (http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/showthread.php?t=84135). I doubt it'll be of much help to you, but I found I could "read" my knitting whenever I did an increase (you know how that works with kids....get up every 2 minutes and then have to remember if you're on the increase row or the normal knit row when you get back to your knitting...)
If you want, I can take a picture to show you that there are no holes with this combo of m1's, but remember the part about my kids :p