Remember these? Probably not. They’ve been hibernating for quite some time, but I finally finished
all most of my other projects, gifts and submissions, and figured it’s high time I finished these, too. These socks are made from the sock blank I dyed at Lisa’s sock blank party.
As you can see here, I had no idea what I was doing with the dye, but the socks turned out pretty colorful and cute.
The pattern I followed is Red Hot Socks by Annie Knits. The stitch pattern can be found in the book More Sensational Socks by Charlene Schurch. I can’t remember what the stitch is called**, but it’s easy enough to find in the stitch pattern section of the book. It’s an easy pattern to memorize.
So now I’ve knitted the socks to the length I like, did the 1×1 cuff ribbing, and I appear to be stuck with the bind off. First I tried regular old bind off which to me looked chunky and crude. Then I tried tubular bind off which was really fun to knit and looked super nice, but I couldn’t get the darn sock over my heel. I’ve never made toe up socks before and I don’t really know what kind of bind off works the best. Any suggestions?
**ETA: The stitch pattern is called Decorative Ribbing on p. 87. Just FYI.