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!