Hi again! How are your socks coming along? I hope you’re making both at the same time – although not on the same needles. This is an excellent opportunity to make two similar socks using different methods as well. So today’s step is a very easy one. You should have two caps that just barely cover the toes by now. Here’s a picture of mine … although, these socks aren’t for me.
The reason I’m doing one pink and one green is to easily show the differences between the two feet. I’ve opted to go with the shaped design where I have a definitive left and right sock. We went over that in the last post. If you’re going with the same shape to each sock, that’s okay too. There’s no right or wrong way to do these. I am also not putting a pattern or design into these socks – yet. I may change my mind later and do one on the cuff … we’ll see. If you are though, you should have it started by now. Another good idea is to change colors in a striping sock pattern. The world is your oyster, and you now have the number of stitches for the main body of the sock, so feel free to experiment.
So now we’re going to make the soul and upper of the sock. It’s just straight knitting in whatever pattern you’re working in until you get to 1.5 – 2 inches from the end of the length of your foot. So measure from the tip of the furthest toe (not always the big toe) to the end of your heel where it rests on the ground, and that’s the length of the foot. Subtract 2 inches from that and your current length and you’ll have the number of inches you have to knit in pattern. I still like to use my row gauge here, as measuring with a ruler is not very accurate and you want to make sure each sock is the same. If you want to do the same, multiply how far you have to knit by your row gauge and the answer will be the number of rows you have to knit. Write it down, and knit that many rows for both socks!
When you get to this point,do the same for the second sock and put both of those down. Next timewe’ll put in an afterthought heel – even though we’re already thinking about it!