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Old 07-04-2007, 06:41 PM   #1
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Toe grafting?
Hey everyone. I recently made my first pair of socks, and since then I've looked at different tutorials and patterns. Does everyone graft the toes? In my pattern, it decreased for a wedge toe until there were four stitches left, then I had to draw the yarn through the last four stitches and pull it, similar to the top of a hat. I thought it looks good and I did just what the pattern said, but I'm just wondering if my pattern was weird and everyone else grafts the toes...
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Old 07-04-2007, 06:59 PM   #2
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I've made two pairs of socks--one with the toe like yours and one grafted. I like both of them.
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Old 07-04-2007, 07:32 PM   #3
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The pattern I used 2 x now has grafted toes. It works for me and I also like how the grafting looks seamless.
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Old 07-04-2007, 07:47 PM   #4
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I'm working on my first pair of socks (one done! and I immediately cast on the second to try to avoid second-sock syndrome).

I grafted the toe of my sock, and Amy's instructional video on grafting was a perfect explanation. It turned out great!
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Old 07-04-2007, 08:39 PM   #5
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I have grafted all my socks, also using Amy's video to learn how.
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Old 07-04-2007, 08:55 PM   #6
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I think the difference is that grafting is seamless. It's a bit more work, but it's totally worth the effort. I prefer this method over the other you mentioned.
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Old 07-04-2007, 10:01 PM   #7
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i learned how to graft using silver's tutorial. but i've referred to amy's video also. i prefer to graft my toes.
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Old 07-05-2007, 09:47 AM   #8
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I've done both Kitchenered and drawn as you did. I'd rather graft as I don't have to knit down to so few sts. By the time I get to my magic number of 16 sts, I'm ready to quit, so Kitchenering is great. I don't think the socks look better or worse either way.
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