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Old 05-12-2006, 07:10 AM   #1
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How to tighten up toes on toe up socks?
Hello everyone,

I just finished my first pair of toe up socks. They look okay, but the first toe stitches are really loose. I used a figure 8 cast on.

I can't seem to tighten them up. Is there a trick to this?

TIA Knitters!
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Old 05-14-2006, 08:11 PM   #2
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If anyone's interested...I finally figured out that I could grab a loose stitch at the opposite end from the tail and just keep tightening towards the tail. It's picky work, but now they look AWESOME!
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Good job Becky!

I've not done figure 8s when starting toe-up socks - tried it the once and couldn't quite get it though I could see what the instructions were telling me to do. I've stuck to provisional, (crochet) cast on toe-ups.

I hope youll post piccies!
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Well, I highly recommend it. The toes look fabulous now. There is absolutely no seam. It's like magic.
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:D YAY, I'm happy to hear that you worked it out
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Originally Posted by MilkyMama
Well, I highly recommend it. The toes look fabulous now. There is absolutely no seam. It's like magic.
That's what my Hubby likes about my toe-ups - no seam!!!

He says that regular store-bought socks can drive him nuts with the seams over the toes and sometimes even give him blisters!
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