Pattern: Wendy’s Toe-Up Socks
Yarn: Crown Mountain Farm Sock Hop (in discontinued Yellow Taxi Cab colorway)
Needle: Size 2s KP
Lynette: I’ve been wanting to learn to knit toe-up socks for quite a while now. I bought Wendy Johnson’s Socks from the Toe-Up a few years ago thinking I’d teach myself but was never really motivated. I missed a class at Loopy’s last year because of work so a few of the women at my Panera group (Barb and Celeste) showed me how. I had problems getting the hang of the cast on so I watched a YouTube video for Judy’s Magic Cast on which really helped.
I loved trying on my sock and watching it grow up my leg. I used almost every bit of it. I left just enough for darning. Since I decided I’d use all the yarn for the sock, I used a contrast color for the ribbing. In order for it to fit over my calf, I knit 3 inches. For my next pair, I’ll include calf shaping. My calves are huge, and I never knit socks this long before. For the bind off, I used JSSBO (Judy’s Super Stretchy Bind Off) technique.
This incredibly wonderful yarn is from Crown Mountain Farms. I remember seeing this yarn early on when I began knitting, and when I finally decided to buy it, it was no longer available. Years later, I was visiting with Karen NOT to buy yarn, I left her house with it mainly because I could name the yarn and colorway immediately when I saw it. Thank you!
I love knitting with handspun yarn so much that I began a new hobby. More on this in another post. But I LOVE my socks!