Downside Up Socks

Sarah Peasley

Sunday PM

Turn tradition on its head! Use two circular needles to knit a sock from the toe up. Start with an unconventional cast-on, form a perfect heel without picking up any stitches (and without that pesky hole, too!), and finish with a nice, stretchy bind-off. You'll make a mini sock in class, but you'll leave with the information needed to make your own custom-fit toe-up socks!

Skill Level: Intermediate

Material fee: $0

downside up sock

Student Supplies:

50 gms smooth, light-colored, worsted-weight yarn
Two US 6 (4 mm) circular needles (any lengths)
3 stitch markers
Safety pin
Stitch holder

Homework: Cast on 24 stitches. Purl 1 row. Place stitches on stitch holder. Cut yarn, leaving a 10 yd ball of yarn attached.