Tag Archives: April Fool’s Sock

Curiouser and curiouser

I’ve been knitting this. It would be an FO, if I wanted to use it as is. A scarf, perhaps?

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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.

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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.

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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.)

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I did eventually choose to cut them apart. After all that knititng, I wanted to be able to wear them!

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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…

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