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Old 05-30-2007, 10:23 PM   #1
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toe up provisional cast on missing stitches!
Hi all,

i'm knitting

http://www.straw.com/cpy/patterns2/s...ring-sock.html

these socks and have done the toe section 5 times now.

Here is the issue.. I do a provisional CO and knit my 32 stitches. I knit the decreases to the tip of the toe and the increases back up. I still have my total of 32 stitches on. I do all the short rows and everything works out perfectly. when I get to undoing the provisional CO I pick up all the stitches (yes.. all of them.. I've double/tripple/quadruple checked every single time) I only have 29. so instead of having 64 total stitches for my socks.... I have only 61.

What the heck is happening? I swear I am following the pattern. I don't see how I could be getting 29 when the rest of the pattern to that point works out perfectly!! ARRGGG...
at this point.... attempt 5.. I'm ready to just Make 3 stitches in the next row so I can knit my socks!!!!!!

HELP!!!
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Old 05-31-2007, 07:06 AM   #2
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Old 05-31-2007, 04:03 PM   #3
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toe up provisional cast on missing stitches
Hello,
I have never done a provisional or short row toe for a toe up sock, so I can't figure out where you are losing stitches. However, you might want to look at the featured articles section of the Winter 2002 issue of Knitty. The piece called "Toes" explains how to do a short row toe (among others) and may be of help to you in figuring out what is going wonky in your sock odyssey. HTH.
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Hi, thanks for the idea. I checked it out, I am doing everything right and I am still coming up short!

Does anyone have a toe up sock pattern that they have used and really like??? Maybe I'll have better luck with a different pattern....or maybe a different Provisional cast on. I am currently making a crochet chain.

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Since you're open to change, have you thought about trying out a different toe up casting on method. You could try the turkish cast on (http://fluffyknitterdeb.blogspot.com...h-cast-on.html)
or the magic cast on from the Spring 2006 issue. Also, you might want to take a peek at the Elfine socks from the My Fashionable Life blog. The Elfine socks are also toe up; however, they use a figure eight cast on.
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My prefered toe is definitely the magic-cast on. But rest assured, you aren't crazy. A provisional cast-on will always leave you one stitch short unless you cast on one extra. It's hard to explain why but that's just the way it is. Why you are coming up 3 short, I'm not sure. But you can always just do a round or two extra and increase those stitches that are missing.
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Old 06-01-2007, 11:18 AM   #7
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But you can always just do a round or two extra and increase those stitches that are missing.
I agree...but it still irks me that I can't get it right!

thanks everyone. I am going to try a new method!
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