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Old 05-30-2006, 11:10 AM   #1
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Toe up sock video?
anybody know of a good toe up sock video, free or otherwise that is available? especially with the figure 8 cast on? i am having a hard time wrapping my brain around that cast on.
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Old 05-30-2006, 11:25 AM   #2
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Sorry, I don't know of a video, but Purlwise explains it pretty well.
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Old 05-30-2006, 11:42 AM   #3
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I've tried and I can't seem to grasp the figure 8 cast on either. I understand the concept, but it just doesn't work for me. I thought I almost had it once, then the stitches were so loose that it looked terrible. I'd be interested in a video, too.
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Old 05-30-2006, 11:42 AM   #4
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I've tried that cast on at least half a dozen times and I just plain can't do it. :(
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Old 05-30-2006, 11:48 AM   #5
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yeah i am thinking i may have to drop in at LYS this week and see if someone there can show me cuz the pictures just don't work for me. I need to see the motions people are making i guess. i read it and it says "do this, this, and this" and it makes sense...then i look at my needles and think "wait...you want me to do what?" :rollseyes:
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Old 05-30-2006, 11:49 AM   #6
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It really helps if you CO loosely then tighten it up after you knit the first round. This link might help too.
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Old 05-31-2006, 09:52 AM   #7
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Rebecca, I bookmarked that Purlwise page for future reference. Her close-up pictures are excellent. Thanks for posting it! :D
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Old 05-31-2006, 12:29 PM   #8
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figure 8 cast on for toe-ups
I also had a horrible time doing the figure-8 cast on . Finally I found the instructions and pictures in Anna Zilboorg's Magnificent Mittens. It might be worth it to take a look at a copy in the library. I'm trying to replace my lost copy, but no one seems to have a copy for sale or trade. But it might be worth it to Xerox the directions. I love the way it looks!

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Old 05-31-2006, 12:35 PM   #9
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There is a copy of that book available HERE but $65
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OUCH on the $65 book!!!

Renna, I love Purlwise, she's got great tutorials with clear pics :D
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