Instead I've started a scrappy ripple blanket and been knitting my stripy (stripey?) sock
I've been using these instructions as a basis for my afterthought heel. I knit my sock to about 2 inches shy of the end of my foot and then I knitted half a row (32 stitches) with some waste yarn and then carried on knitting as normal
After casting off my sock I picked up the stitches either side of the waste yarn row and then unravelled it. In the tutorial I linked above the knitter unravels the yarn and then picks up the stitches. I did it differently because I was worried about dropping a stitch or 6 ;-)
I then unravelled the waste yarn to leave the live stitches on my circular needle ready for magic looping. On the first round I picked up a stitch in the gap between needles and immediately decreased it to try to reduce holes. I should probably have picked up two but hey ho!
Then I basically knitted a toe by repeating the following two rows using the magic loop technique but it would equally work on two circular needles:
- Needle 1: Knit to last 3 stitches then K2tog K1
- Needle 2: K1 Sl 1 K1 psso then knit to last 3 stitches K2tog K1
- Needle 1: K1 Sl 1 K1 psso then knit to end
- Needle 2: Knit to end
I worked these two rounds until I got to 14 stitches on each needle, 28 stitches in total. I then joined them together using Kitchener stitch. Simples! I'm going to cast on for the second sock this afternoon, I'm looking forward to having this pair to wear.
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