I’ve been knitting this. It would be an FO, if I wanted to use it as is. A scarf, perhaps?
It’s Star Athena’s April Fool socks, from her Socks for All Seasons Club. Crazy but cute. The pattern is written for several weights, and I knit mine in sport weight Monarch from Fly Designs. The color is called Sailing. I opted to do mine in ribbing rather than stockinette, but that’s just how I roll.
It starts at a toe, a toe up toe. I love Judy’s Magic Cast On; it makes a beautiful toe. That would be the one on the left.
The pattern is written with a short row heel, but I chose my standard flap and gusset heel instead. Did you know that you could use a flap and gusset heel on a toe up sock? It stands to reason; you’re just making an 90 degree turn, one way or the other. I did decide to put heel stitch both under and and at the back of the heels, so the two socks would look something like each other. Kind of.
And finished with a kitchener stitched toe. I don’t usually bother; my usual sock toe is to decrease to 8 stitches and run the yarn through. But this was a sock for experimenting (Star even said so), so I did it. Still not my favorite. (It’s the toe on the right.)
I did eventually choose to cut them apart. After all that knititng, I wanted to be able to wear them!
It’s rather unnerving, cutting one’s knitting. But not too scary. I think I’d like to try a vertical steek some day. But not right now; I need to finish these socks! Just pick up the stitches and bind off…