Anything to get more people magic looping.
It really is the perfect knitting technique - one needle, no seaming - what more could you ask for.
BTW I fixed the link to the Elfine Socks
- simply beautiful socks.
Just about any sock pattern can be converted to toe-up - it only gets tricky around the heel. If its top down, find out how many stitches there are at the toe just before the dreaded Kitchener stitch - and thats how many you cast on. Then look to see how the decrease was done and just reverse it. After that its knitting the foot and then on to the dreaded heel. I haven't found a way to reverse a heel flap style heel, the eclectic heel
works the best for me. That's the tricky part. After that you just keep knitting magic-loop in the round and ta-da a sock. Ok, so I forget to mention a few things like stitch patterns, leg shaping and ribbing...Its not perfect, but I have worked top down patterns backwards and it has turned out great (except the heel - stupid heels