Louise's Blogmas Day 7 - Afterthought heels and toes - Part 1

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Afterthought heels and toes - Part 1

Finishing Christmas socks.

Hello,

What I am working on?

Back in July I started to knit a sock tube on a 9” circular needle, I think I was knitting on this at our stand at the British Wool Show.

The yarn is Opal in the colour Reganwald 14- 9620. I started the tube with a 2 x 2 ribbing for 15 rows. I then knitted until the tube was 21 inches. Then I did more ribbing and cast off using Jenny's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off. This is not a tutorial just a step by step guide to how I made my sock.

Dare I cut it in half?

Dare I cut it in half?

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Step 1

First I folded the sock tube in half and put a stitch marker in the half way point.

I put waste yarn two rows below and two rows above the stitch marker. I picked up the right leg of every stitch in a row.

I then cut the stitches along the the row where the stitch marker was.

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Step two

Ta dah two socks :-)

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Step Three

I picked up the stitches where the waste yarn was placed and then removed the waste yarn.

I then made sure I had the right number of stitches on each needle.

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Step Four

I knitted 4 rows of my contrast toe colour before starting my toe.

I knitted the toe from Rose city rollers sock but you could do any toe you prefer.

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Step Five

Toe complete and ready for the kitchener stitch to close the toe.

Tomorrow in part 2, we will put the heel in.

These are some of the videos I watched to help me;

Knitting A Sock From a Tube - Afterthought Everything Sock

Afterthought heel with no waste yarn

What I have done today?

I have had a relaxing day today, mainly been knitting on my socks and doing lots of loads of washing.

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Hope you have super weekend,

Louise x