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Old 11-02-2007, 12:55 AM   #1
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Shape of Toe on Sock
I finally finished my first sock!

The shape of the toe is odd. It looks boxy. I did the kitchener st. to close the toe. Is there a way to make the toe more round?

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Old 11-02-2007, 01:05 AM   #2
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Did you do any decreases in the rows before closing? A lot of sock patterns will decrease (usually paired SSK/K2tog on the sides) before the toe...
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Old 11-02-2007, 01:40 AM   #3
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Yes.
Round 1: k15, 2tog, k2, ssk, k15
Round 2 and all even numbered rounds: knit
All odd numbered rounds: continue knitting one st fewer before and after decreases. Stop when you have 14 sts left on each needle.
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Old 11-02-2007, 01:41 AM   #4
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I want to try this one called, 'Joan's Favorite Toe'.
It looks like it is a little more rounded.......has anyone reading this tried it?
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Old 11-02-2007, 04:36 PM   #5
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I want to try this one called, 'Joan's Favorite Toe'.
It looks like it is a little more rounded.......has anyone reading this tried it?
Yep, I love "Joan's Toe"! I use it for myself and most of the people I knit socks for. I find it to be a comfortable, good-looking, and long-wearing toe (I think that it gives a little more ease in the toe area than most other toes and prolongs the life of the sock.).
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Old 11-02-2007, 07:29 PM   #6
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I think it was suzeeq who just today posted on a technique for eliminating the "ears" on a kitchener-ed toe. It's posted as
"Kitchener Stitch ?s"
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Old 11-02-2007, 07:30 PM   #7
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Here's Jan's answer
Those are sometimes called "ears" and here's some tips.

Scroll to botton of page for the finish.
http://www.az.com/~andrade/knit/socks.html
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Old 11-02-2007, 07:37 PM   #8
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Hello, at doing the end of a toe sock its most likely you need to decrease and increase i don't really know how that would really happen
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