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Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Mosaic sock pattern source & round toe recipe

Hojo wrote:
the mosaic socks are gorgeous! Where did you get that pattern?

Thanks. Both the Mosaic sock and the FI sock are in
Sensational Knitted Socks by Charlene Schurch.

Ava wrote:
How do you do a round toe? An increase adjustment, I guess. do you start with a figure 8 cast on? I'm a recent toe-up convert.

A round toe is created by a round of increases followed by rounds of knit, another round of increases, more rounds of knit, and so on.

Here's one version of a round toe. Your mileage may vary.
Cast on 8 sts.
k 1 round
kfb in each st. 16sts total
k 2 rounds
*k1, kfb* 8 times. 24 sts total
k 3 rounds
*k2, kfb* 8 times. 32 sts total
k 4 rounds
Continue increases and knit rounds in this manner until you have the total number sts that you need for your sock.

If the total # of sts is not a multiple of 8, adjust the # of increases in the last increase round accordingly, spacing them equally. Also pay attention to the length of the toe--if you need a lot of sts for your sock, the toe may become longer than you'd like. Adjust the # of knit rounds in between the increase rounds as needed.

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  • Ok, I know you like toe up. What heel do you prefer? And how do you know when to start the heel? I just knit my first real toe-up sock (with a gusset) and loved it, but I'm not sure it's going to become my construction of choice.

    By Anonymous Cookie, at 4/12/2006 2:08 AM  

  • thanks for the toe-up pattern, Bogie!

    By Anonymous Ava, at 4/16/2006 5:41 AM  

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