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Old 05-11-2013, 07:24 PM   #1
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Toe up cast on?
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Old 05-11-2013, 08:35 PM   #2
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It's a special cast on for toe up socks...there are are several, but I much prefer the Turkish Cast-on

http://fluffyknitterdeb.blogspot.com...h-cast-on.html

I can't link to YouTube with my iPad so if you want to look there I know there are a few videos.
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Old 05-12-2013, 12:17 AM   #3
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Here's another. It's not better IMO, but it is the way I learned first.Judy's Magic Cast On (Starting Toe Up Socks) I do something different because I don't have any stitches sitting the wrong way.
I've also used the Figure 8 Cast On.

There are others. Do you have a particular pattern in mind?

ETA Since Jan can't link to youtube right now, here are some Turkish Cast On videos for you.
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Old 05-12-2013, 12:38 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by GrumpyGramma View Post
Here's another. It's not better IMO, but it is the way I learned first.Judy's Magic Cast On (Starting Toe Up Socks) I do something different because I don't have any stitches sitting the wrong way.
I've also used the Figure 8 Cast On.

There are others. Do you have a particular pattern in mind?

ETA Since Jan can't link to youtube right now, here are some Turkish Cast On videos for you.
I found a pattern for baby booties... but I don't know where they were and the pattern was simply infuriating... i'm trying to find a simple in the round baby bootie pattern I can do magic loop... I love magic loop!
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It sounds like basic socks would be your best bet. Ravelry has a lot of free patterns. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sear...=best&fit=baby
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xD i'm looking for bootie patterns, with 2 babies on the way, my big brother's and my older cousin's, I'm trying to do whatever I can to help them
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I love the toe up "Judy's Magic Cast on" and Liat Gat has an entire video playlist with step by step instructions for toe up socks on youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBcbK...A132B58E65D13F

Also there is a rounded toe increase on Ravelry published by Tanja Murray that gives a nice round toe as opposed to the longer pointier toe that is in traditional toe up patterns. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/rounded-toe
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Thanks, Trish, I'm going to give that toe a try. I have some natural wool sock yarn from WEBS just calling my name!
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I honestly hate any cast-on where I can potentially stick a toe through, when the sock is finished.

I usually form a short-row toe, by doing a provisional cast on of half the required stitches (measure the ball of your foot - get gauge). Then short rowing my way up the toe, until I have about an 1 1/2 or so worth of stitches left, and then increasing my way back down. Then I'm left with the front side that I cast on, and a back side of an equal number of stitches. And all I have to do is release my provisional, pick up, and start knitting the foot. NO HOLESes in my toeses!
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