On My Needles: Socks, Socks and More Socks

Wednesday I casted on a toe-up sock using a new to me yarn, Goomy by Bergere de France.  I am really enjoying knitting with this yarn and have decided I will have to try other colors. 

For this project I chose the color Imprim Prun, which is a mix of gray, cream and burgundy.  

I was thinking about doing a plain vanilla toe-up but decided to do a waffle stitch.  After looking at the sole of the sock I’m now wondering if I should have gone with my first thought of a plain vanilla.   As you can see in the photo below, the one on the left shows the waffle design (front) and the one on the right shows the self-striping design (sole).  Sometimes just going vanilla can bring out the best in a yarn.

I love how toe-up socks seem to knit up quickly and have never really understood why they do, well at least for me they do.  The only reason I can think of that slows my knitting on cuff-down socks is working the heel and gusset.  Have you ever found that toe-up socks knit up quicker than cuff down?   I would love your thoughts.

I plan to cast on my Damson Gin Socks this weekend and may cast on an additional toe-up, I haven’t quite decided on the pattern yet but it will be one from WendyJohnson’s Socks From the Toe Up book.  

Until next time ~ be creative!

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